Audacity

  • Version

    1.3.4
  • Date Added
    (to site)

    March 1st, 2008
  • Author

    Audacity Team
  • License

    GNU General Public License (?)
  • Description

    Audacity is a free digital audio editor application. Audacity is cross-platform, using the wxWidgets software library to provide a similar graphical user interface on several different operating systems. It is currently used in the OCR National Level 2 ICT course for the sound creation unit.

    Some of Audacity’s main features include the following:

    Importing and exporting WAV, AIFF, MP3 (via the LAME encoder, downloaded separately), Ogg Vorbis, and other file formats

    Recording and playing sounds, editing via Cut, Copy, Paste (with unlimited Undo), multi-track mixing

    A large array of digital effects and plug-ins. Additional effects can be written with Nyquist

    Amplitude envelope editing & noise removal

    Support for multi-channel modes with sampling rates up to 100 kHz with 24 bits per sample

    The ability to make precise adjustments to the audio’s speed, while maintaining pitch, in order to synchronize it with video, run for the right length of time, etc.

    Converting cassette tapes or records into digital tracks by automatically splitting one wav (or the other supported types) track into multiple tracks based on silences in the track and the export multiple option.

    Multi-platform: works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix-like systems (including GNU/Linux and BSD) amongst others.

  • Platforms Supported

    WindowsMacLinux
  • Website

Audacity

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  • Overall

    4.33

Installation ★★★★★
Features ★★★★☆
Usability ★★★★☆

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Amos
May 5th, 2008, 5:53 pm | #

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A fantastic piece of software, available cross-platform, which lets you import or record a sound file, crop it, work with several tracks at once, perform various transformations on the tracks (speed, frequency, echo, etc) as well as use more complex tools like sound removal, and then save as a project or export to the file type of your choice.

A stable, sound and highly useful program.

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Installation ★★★★★
Features ★★★★☆
Usability ★★★★☆

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