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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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Ad-free Support for Android Things Audio Editing Audio Recording FSA tracking Multitrack editing Mix Music Noise Reduction Remove Noise Pitch Correction Portable Record to tape Track editing Support for VST plugins Add a feature
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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...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.
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..
While I use it regularly, the UI is lacking (if not outdated).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.
Yeah. UI it is so ugly it hurts... maybe they might consider moving to GTK3 once it is more mature?
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.
I do agree with you that UI is very outdated, ugly and looks really bad. Which is a shame because the app is really good and does a lot!
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.
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.
It's nice that there's a free, cross-platform audio recording/editing software, but it's very limited and the interface really sucks.
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.
I like Audacity .its simple to use and the best at what it does.
It is a very powerful app, and with a few plugins it can do basically anything. It is also free and open source, and very lightweight compared to most other audio editors.
The downside is the user interface. It is very hard for a beginner to pick it up, and even people who have used it for a while have trouble figuring stuff out. The basic functionality is easy enough to learn, but to do more complicated stuff you'll need to watch a few tutorials first.
I've been using Audacity for years, however lately it cannot consistently play any audio files without a lot of static being added in.
If I play the files with a different audio player they sound fine.
What happened in 2.3.1 that the playback is so staticky???
Have you opened a bug ticket in the bug tracking system of the project? https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Reporting_Bugs
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!
intuitive, easy to learn, free, open source - its great!