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Audacity for Mac

Key Details of Audacity

  • Record, digitize, import, export, edit, combine, preview, and analyze multi-track audio files
  • Last updated on 07/03/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Windows

Editors' Review

by   / November 25, 2014

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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Editors' Review

by   / November 25, 2014

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
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 97 votes

    • 5 star 43
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 20
 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.4.2

  • Easy configuration reset: A new command has been added to the Tools menu: Tools > Reset Configuration. This resets your Audacity configuration, preferences, export settings and toolbars, to default settings.
  • MP3 exports and imports without padding: Audacity now supports LAME's gapless playback info, allowing MP3s to be exported and imported without additional padding. Other applications that support the LAME tag, for example audio player applications, will be able to read MP3 files exported by Audacity without the padding.
  • Over 30 bugs fixed.

General

Publisher Audacity Developer Team
Publisher web site http://web.audacityteam.org/
Release Date June 26, 2020
Date Added July 03, 2020
Version 2.4.2

Category

Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks

Download Information

File Size 37.6MB
File Name audacity-macos-2.4.2.dmg

Popularity

Total Downloads 417,703
Downloads Last Week 142

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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