Reviewed By on Aug 23 2012
Audacity is free software, developed by a group of volunteers and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).Free software is not just free of cost (like "free beer"). It is free as in freedom (like "free speech"). Free software gives you the freedom to use a program, study how

The Good

Lightweight audio editor, packed full of features, great support, multi-platform, multiple languages, free to use.

The Bad

LAME encoder not included in package for MP3 files, some effects not as user friendly as competitors products.


Audacity is THE free audio editing software to use. Whenever i am on location and a computer does not have audio editing software installed, i always install audacity as it is simple to delete afterwards. My major pain is that the LAME encoder is not included in the package, this may be due to licensing restrictions though. Overall, Audacity is solid and efficient in editing audio.

User Reviews

5 thinks...

Free and full of features

Occasionally crashes, so save your work as you go along

Audacity is THE audio editor to get if you don't want to spend money on software. It has all the features you're ever likely to need and more.

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