Audacity is free software that music geeks can use to record and edit multi-track audio, supported by any operating system, be it Mac OS X, Windows, GNU/Linux, et al. As an audio recording and editing program with an interface that can be translated into different languages, Audacity is available as an open-source software that anyone can use, study and improve, as well as share with others,.
Audacity software serves as a tool for recording live audio, computer playback or soundtrack, or for converting music records and tapes into digital recordings such as Compact Discs (CD) or in editing other sound files like Waveform Audio File (WAV), Audio Interchange File Format ( AIFF),Free Lossless Audio Codec ( FLAC), MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis; as well as other formats using optional libraries including Windows Media Audio (WMA), AC3 Dolby Digital, or Mpeg 4 Audio (M4A/M4R), just to mention a few.
The Audacity software also provides users with tools for cutting, splicing or mixing different sounds together, whilst adding effects by way of changing the pitch or speed of a recording; or even by writing one’s own plug-in effects using Nyquist frequency.
Users of the Audacity open-source codes who want to put forward suggestions or request features, submit pull requests/patches, report bugs or pose any technical queries, can find support at the Audacity Forum site.
Audacity 2.3.2 Version
The latest version is the Audacity 2.3.2, which was released last May 2019 to replace all earlier versions for Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Aside from bug fixes, the new edition now includes encoder for LAME mp3, a SELECT button for the whole track, and a file browser for selecting files from Nyquist plug-in installer. Also, take note that in this latest Audacity version, the “Type to Create a Label” has to be enabled as the feature is now off by default.
Moreover, the open source codes for the Audacity 2.3.2 Version now comes with mod-script-pipe for driving the software from Python using a preferred enabler.