Audacity for Mac

Audacity for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 97 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    293,360
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 29, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Audacity for Mac is a powerful audio editing tool that surpasses default OS X tools. The downsides are a dated and sometimes clunky interface and a cumbersome installation process.

Pros

Powerful and robust feature set: Audacity is loaded with audio editing, recording, and exporting tools that work in tandem with Mac's multimedia capabilities.

Free with regular updates for diverse uses: Audacity is a free, regularly updated tool with solid support from the developer. This means a solid core that works far better than some other free software suites in the same category, and a good alternative to somewhat limited tools like GarageBand.

Cons

Interface is dated and sometimes clunky: While Audacity's feature set delivers, it looks and feels a little dated compared to more modern software. In most cases this is purely aesthetic, but finding certain menus can be cumbersome in some circumstances.

Bottom Line

If you need a powerful, free audio editing tool for your Mac, Audacity is a great tool with which to start. While the interface could use some updates, you'll still get the bang you're looking for in your audio project.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Just awful"

January 30, 2015  |  By Divertenta

 |  Version: Audacity 2.0.6

Pros

It's free and can be deleted.

Cons

Horrible interface is complete unintuitive and user-unfriendly. Took ages just to work out how to recognise the USB input from my amp, then took ages to work out how to set up a recording and then took forever to try and split the tracks. I gave up trying to split up the tracks after an hour just trying to get songs 1 and 2 sorted... Just horrendous software. Pay for VinylStudio and save yourself lots of pain.

Summary

This is probably suited to very technical users. For someone who wants to quickly and easily convert vinyl to a Mac, it was virtually impossible to use.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.6
  • better user interface for Keyboard Preferences
  • streamlining of several Menus
  • LV2 now supported on all platforms, and improved VST settings interface
  • translations updated, including adding Tamil language
  • other improvements, including to import/export and ease of installation on Mac OS X
  • user interface bug fixes to Region Restore, dragging selections, and many others
  • effects bug fixes to add missing effects to Chains, fix accuracy of Analyze > Contrast, fix accuracy of Noise Removal attack and decay, and improve speed of Nyquist effects on OS X and Linux
  • other bug fixes to Timeline after Loop Play, Transcription Toolbar, and Linux build issues
General
Publisher Audacity Developer Team
Publisher web site http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Release Date September 29, 2014
Date Added September 29, 2014
Version 2.0.6
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.4
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 29.31MB
File Name Audacity.html
Popularity
Total Downloads 293,360
Downloads Last Week 1,064
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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