Audacity is an advanced sound editor that provides a lot of interesting options. It is a cross-platform open-source project. The program distributes for free. The utility allows you to record sound and use plenty of editing tools. You can trim audio, amplify your songs, and decrease the noise level. There are lots of different sound effects that you can apply to your audio records. The program can export your audio files in different formats, as WAV, OGG, FLAC, and others. But if you want to export MP3 files, you should install LAME MP3 Encoder. For WMA and AC3 formats, you need to install the FFmpeg import/export library. Also, the editor supports plugins that can extend the standard functionality.
At first glance, the interface seems very complicated. It is divided into three parts: the top panel, main panel, and track board. The top panel has the following tabs: File, Edit, View, Transport, Tracks, Generate, Effect, Analyze, and Help. The main panel offers various tools, including Copy, Paste, Trim/Silence Audio, Undo/Redo, Sync, Zoom In/Out, and others. They will help you to simplify sound editing. We recommend you to watch tutorial videos to know more about all tools and capabilities of this editor. If you want to change the language, you should open the Edit tab and select Preferences. Switch to the Interface section and change your language. Basically, your system language will be set as the default one. If you need to connect your microphone or headset, you should select a sound device in the Micrograph. You can also choose a source of sound.
Audacity is a powerful sound editor designed for novices as for professionals. This program will help you to remove sound noise and various defects.
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- CPU 1 GHz (2 GHz recommended).
- 512 MB RAM for Windows XP / 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended) for Windows 7 and Vista / 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) for Windows 8 and 10.
- Added Spectral Reassignment option that deduces a finer spectrogram for vocal work.
- Pitch (EAC) was improved.
- Spectrogram Settings are now available per track.
- Various bug fixes.