Audacity

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 68 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.12 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    176,839
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 01, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

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4 stars

"Good solid programme"

March 22, 2011  |  By SJHH

 |  Version: Audacity 1.3.12 beta

Pros

Good range of functions; easy to use; stable,

Cons

Interface perhaps a little confusing at first.

Summary

Good free audio editor for the non-specialist

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4 stars

"Lp Audacity"

March 08, 2011  |  By tedtks

 |  Version: Audacity 1.3.12 beta

Pros

sounded better than some of the others I have tried

Cons

none yet - only 1st checkout

Summary

I will keep this one

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4 stars

"good program for the cost free"

January 29, 2011  |  By bigrob621

 |  Version: Audacity 1.3.12 beta

Pros

I down loaded this player recorder to record our church survice and it was simple to use this program got recording the very first try

Cons

none yet so far so good

Summary

the price was right and the ease of it is great

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

January 02, 2011  |  By henryhyva

 |  Version: Audacity 1.3.12 beta

Pros

All Good for me, as not very advanced user! Looking at the features this program provides, nothing comes even close to this one!

Cons

Not aware of!

Summary

A Great Program & Want To Thank You All, For The Program!

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4 stars

"An easy way to create ringtones."

December 30, 2010  |  By davidbmerrell

 |  Version: Audacity 1.3.12 beta

Pros

Allows precise selection of a passage of music. Can then be saved as a ringtone. Nice program.

Cons

Requires several steps to do much of anything.

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5 stars

"Freakin' Audacious!"

November 29, 2010  |  By rasheed12824

 |  Version: Audacity 1.3.12 beta

Pros

- audacious
- freee
- easy to use
- stable
- good documentation
- the free Lame for Audacity 3.98.3 mp3 encoder is much better than commercial ones.

Cons

none discovered so far.

Summary

The 1.312 beta version is much better than the stable 1.26 release. I've been using Audacity 1.3 for over a year and haven't encountered a bug or crash yet.

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4 stars

"Nice, but missing encoding file for MP3"

September 17, 2010  |  By nakikita

 |  Version: Audacity 1.3.12 beta

Pros

It's free. It isn't a program for professionals, but for the part time user that only wants to do limited editing it's great.

Cons

Due to copyright problems the encoding file for exporting as an mp3 file is missing. Good luck finding the version that it's looking for. The one site that I found that claims to have the correct file won't let it be downloaded. It is "forbidden."

Summary



Updated on Sep 17, 2010

I was finally able to download the Lame dll for encoding mp3 files. The first time you try to export a file as mp3 you will be asked for the location of the dll file. There is a link for the needed file marked as "download lame file." When I tried it before it wouldn't work, but this time it did. I put the dll file in the Audacity 1.3.12 folder & the program worked as it should.

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1 stars

"Still badly flawed."

June 30, 2010  |  By spartain

 |  Version: Audacity 1.3.12 beta

Pros

It's free!

Cons

It's clumsy. It's very amateurish. Equalization and effects can not be applied in real time.
Preview feature is useless.

Summary

It's good that the equalization interface has been improved to include a 31 band graphic equalizer; however, adjustments can not be made in real-time. This means that adjustments are constantly hit-and-miss. You make your adjustment, listen, and if it's not right you undo and make further adjustments - slow, awful, clumsy and amateurish. This weakness is also applicable to all other effects. It does have a preview button but this is so short (barely 3 seconds) that it's as good as useless.

The omission of chorus and flanger effect is noticeable too, although, to be fair, these could be added with a free plug-in.

The developers really need to give this a revolutionary facelift, because it's steadilly being left far behind. It's a shame, because if some developers actually dealt with the issues I mentioned, this might actually start to be a worthwhile program, rather than being as it is now, a third division piece of software appealing to those still in an Atari/Amiga timewarp.

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5 stars

"Get 1.3, not 1.2"

April 08, 2010  |  By Igiveup2

 |  Version: Audacity 1.3.12 beta

Pros

Vast improvements in stability and features over 1.2.6. Actually works well with Vista/7.

Cons

Online help only.

Summary

I can't emphasize enough how improved 1.3 is over 1.2.6. It makes all the difference on anything but the simplest projects. I consider 1.2.6 to be a two star product that is not competitive with paid products. 1.3 has everything I need for efficiently cleaning and converting vinyl to digital. Critical feature improvements include improved noise reduction controls, locked playback loops, better matching of spectrum and waveform, automated waveform repair, label track improvements, and the ability to select exported tracks using solo/mute. 1.3 hasn't crashed yet. 1.2.6 had multiple crashes and once lost the ability to save. The choice is a no-brainer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3.12 beta
Version 1.3.12 beta fixes cutting or deleting a region in the waveform and label track did not move the labels in advance of the cut and a hover tooltip is now provided if the Mixer Toolbar input selector cannot control the system slider for the selected input.
General
Publisher Audacity Developer Team
Publisher web site http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Release Date April 01, 2010
Date Added April 01, 2010
Version 1.3.12 beta
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98
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Total Downloads 176,839
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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