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Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.
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I've used Audacity for a long long time, everything from editing early music attempts, to podcasts, to interview audio. It's definitely not the most powerful software in the world, but for the price...See why people like Audacity 😍 See why people do not like Audacity 😡 Post your review
Great program for something that is free, although I did have a hard time trying to do what I wanted to and found it just a bit too complicated for my taste.
I've used Audacity for a long long time, everything from editing early music attempts, to podcasts, to interview audio. It's definitely not the most powerful software in the world, but for the price of free, it does plenty.
Audacity is a powerful free and open source app, but the interface is clunky in my opinion. I find Adobe Audition so much better, but it's also very expensive..
It was real easy to get going with this application. Even though I couldn't mic properly, I was able to record some simple things through the pc mic. Also has filters that you can apply etc.
While I use it regularly, the UI is lacking (if not outdated). Effect selection is tedious.
It gets the job done in the end, but it could do with an upgrade.
Very powerful program, overall. I highly recommend it.
Not my favorite audio program of all time, but since I switched to Linux, it's the one I primarily use now. It also worked well in Windows when I still used it.
The user interface frustrated me at first, but it's perfectly fine by me now that I've gotten used to it.
I would have given it 5 stars, but the automatic pop and click removal tool for transferring records to digital is nearly worthless, and that feature is important to me. Cickrepair is the best tool that I've used for that purpose, and works well in Linux and Windows, as long as you are running Java or OpenJDK. Goldwave is also a great audio program and it's pop/click tool works almost as well, but is a Windows based program.
Audacity being free and open source software is an added bonus.
These days, the only thing Audacity has going for it is that its open source. Its a shame I haven't found an open source competitor to really step up to the plate.
The interface is clunky and clashes with most modern OS theming designs (I personally think Audacity's design fits best in MacOS Tiger from 2005 https://screenshots.en.sftcdn.net/en/scrn/21000/21255/audacity-16.jpg )
Some other complaints: No smart snapping, you have to eyeball pretty much everything. Uses an ancient version of ffmpeg on Windows, which I understand why you have to download, but they have you download from a very sketchy looking website.
And some compliments: It has a lot of good effects that I am happy are in audacity, overall it has a good set of features.
Also stable. I haven't had it crash on me yet.
So I am rating this two stars because I'm using a dark GTK and KDE theme, which means my text is white, but the settings in audacity are also white. I can't see the text. I also can't see some other options because... like I said theming is bad. There is no simple fix besides switching to a theme that uses black text.
I will be using Ocenaudio.
It's simple open source and does the job well.
Audacity is one of the best sound editors for beginners and is still great for advanced music makers.
It's much cheaper than other programs and has tons of effects to play around in.
Waveform editing couldn't get any better!
No objections to the slugy interface, although there are enough of them.
A very long start? Well, I can handle it.
But here's the constant f'n crashes, every five f'n minutes, this is the main cause of my pain! This has not been corrected for f'n years.
But there are auto-backup and crash recovery, every f'n reload, long reload.
Really important audio cutting tool for me.
I've used Audacity for a number of years now, the only drawback for me is that when you're recording an LP you have to export the tracks as individual files, then use a seperate CD burning program to reconstruct the album with the original running order. Otherwise it's a good basic recording program.
I use a Mac for audio editing and in my honest opinion I'd rather use Audacity.
GarageBand works well but I find it cumbersome and a bit harder to locate the features I need.
I can't afford (nor do I need) a Digital Audio Workstation and Virtual Studio Technology. For the relatively simple things I do, Audacity (and Fission, for simple editing of audio already in digital format) get the job done. Sure, Audacity's interface could be better, but I'm not one to criticize a freeware project which produces a useful, relatively bug-free product. I now do some work for non-profits, where dollars are always in short supply, so it's nice to have a piece of free software that can help me get those jobs done at no cost.