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Audacity provides you with a full set of tools that you can use to edit audio files and add effects through a clear and accessible interface. Users of all experience levels will benefit from this app's intuitive interface and nice list of features.


Excellent resources: Despite the clarity of the interface, it can take some time to learn your way around this program. Fortunately, the app comes with links to a large collection of different types of resources to help you learn how to use all of its features. There is a Quick Help Guide, a full Manual, a Wiki, and user Forums where you can ask questions and get feedback from other users. All online resources for this app are searchable as well, so you can find what you're looking for fast.

Lots of effects: The list of effects you can use on your audio files through this program is long and comprehensive. It includes items like Amplify, Auto Duck, Compressor, Hard Limiter, Leveler, and many more. You can also record your own voice directly through the app to add into an existing recording.


Additional downloads: You can import and export files in multiple formats through this app. But in order to access the full range of file format options, you have to download and install several additional programs.

Bottom Line

Audacity is a versatile and comprehensive audio editing program. It runs smoothly, and the number of Help resources it comes with makes it a good choice for users of all experience levels. It is also completely free to download and use.

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5 stars

"Fantastic for all things Audio"

November 01, 2015  |  By EEcreator

 |  Version: Audacity 2.1.1


Great tool for fixing audio recordings of speeches and music.
ALSO a great audio development tool, with Spectrum analysis and tone generators.


No problems

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1 stars

"Hard to learn. For experts only"

October 14, 2015  |  By pastortimothy123

 |  Version: Audacity 2.1.1


It can probably do a lot of things IF you are already an expert.


Impossible to fully use unless you are a sound engineer. Help pages are useless. Don't bother downloading if you do not have an engineering degree.

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4 stars

"Yes ! is good"

September 09, 2015  |  By gurasada

 |  Version: Audacity 2.1.1


Useful, fast, smart and ... free. Bravo Audacity


Too many buttons and too small . Some are useless !


Worth installed. Do a good job !

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5 stars

"Recorded My First Album With This DAW"

August 13, 2015

 |  Version: Audacity 2.1.1


- Allows for VST Plugins
- It's Freeware that gets constantly improved


- For all of the people who rated this low because you installed this software and got unwanted 3rd party software, ensure you are not just clicking "ok" or "next" on everything you see when installing this program. Otherwise you will install unwanted 3rd party software. Just click "no" or "Don't Accept" on those when prompted to install anything other than the program you want and you will be fine.

- If you ever upgrade your OS, make sure that your VST Plugins work in that new OS otherwise Audacity will crash when you attempt to run that plugin or whenever you scan for ones that you newly added. I found this out when I went from XP to 7.


A simple DAW that is less complex as many others out there. You can't beat the price of free for a piece of software that can ultimately accomplish the same thing that other DAW's can as well.

Updated on Aug 13, 2015

By the way Audacity is an Editing tool that can be used in conjunction with a DAW and not a DAW itself. My mistake on calling it a DAW.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1.1
  • The most visible new feature is scrubbing and seeking , including backwards play. Updates to Quick-Play also help with finding a precise position in the audio.
  • You can now install plug-ins without restarting Audacity or add and remove any effect or generator from the menus.
  • Over 50 bugs have been addressed with this release. Edits are now processed much faster in longer projects of a few hours duration.
  • Effects now have presets. A new Limiter replaces the Hard Limiter effect. There's a new version of Vocal Removal, a cross-fade effect for combining clips on the same track and 'classic filters' available as an opt-in effect.
Publisher Audacity Developer Team
Publisher web site
Release Date July 15, 2015
Date Added July 21, 2015
Version 2.1.1
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 24.02MB
File Name audacity-win-2.1.1.exe
Total Downloads 6,212,235
Downloads Last Week 6,376
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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