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Audacity 2.1.2

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Audacity 2.0.6: Simple yet resourceful audio editor by Source Forge

By Gfx Syne

On Thursday, April 9, 2015

Audacity is a free and open source sound recording and editing program which has many applications. Strictly speaking though, it cannot be used as a standalone digital audio workstation (DAW) as it does not support MIDI and is merely meant for audio editing rather than sound design or music production. The program does however contain plenty of options that can be used in conjunction with a digital audio workstation for editing audio elements. It contains tones of effects that can be applied to audio. Audacity also supports VST plug-ins for audio editing. Unwanted elements such as noise and distortion can be removed while a bunch of other audio effects can be applied such as EQ, reverb, delay, etc.

Podcasters and music producers can use audacity for their projects given its powerful features despite a minimalistic user interface. Audacity contains powerful tools for editing and mixing vocals. Its features parallel with Adobe Audition.

Pros

  • Free and open source software
  • Easy to use and minimal UI

Cons

  • Not a fully fledged DAW
  • A few bugs in the program
  • Multi-track editing can be destructive
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Become your own music producer and editor by using this tool

By Frank Kanyua

On Monday, September 7, 2015

if i had to get into all the amazing things audacity could do, it would take me forever. So i will just mention a few of them and leave the other wonders for you to find out as you go on using this tool. Now audacity is basically audio and the other one i don't know of. you can edit all your audio and video files in a go.

If you also want to extract an instrumental from a song you can also you do so using this tool. All you need is to tinker with the settings and all the pieces will come together. My first time coming together with audacity was that i wanted to remove some background noise on a really cool song that was done by a shoddy producer. It took me less than thirty minutes to turn the whole thing into a gold piece.

After a few trials with the tools i came to know that it offers more than you can imagine. Changing bit rates was possible if you only wanted to change for the whole song but audacity makes it possible to only change them for even some parts. You can distort others, Lower the sound from other parts and do other cools stuff with it. While saving the file you have a few choices but the most used if the .wav and .mp4. The wav is used because you can easily export it to an audio to midi converter. I also know than audacity can convert to midi but that's a story for another day.

CONCLUSION

Do go off buying expensive audio editors because audacity offers the services and more for free. If you like the tool you should consider donating to the project so as to enable for more fixes and upgrades. This tool is the best just drag and drop or just open a file manually and start learning of its secrets.

Pros

  • You can tweak any musical aspect using this tool.
  • The interface is well laid for ease of use.
  • This tool if free to use unlike others

Cons

  • Some of its features are pro friendly
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Audacity 2.0.5 Review, What they changed and what they improved

By Carlos Fernandez

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

For those who don't know, Audacity® is a Free, Open Source Software for recording and editing sounds.

October 21, 2013: Audacity® has released an update for they're famous program.

I must say that Audacity® really needed this update due to its bugs and crashes that will make your experience bad.

On the previous version, Audacity® Crashed a few times when importing files to the software. I was happy that they fixed it.

Also, the program became more user friendly because of the minor fixes they made. It shorted the time i needed to edit sounds because the program does not crash quite often. But for users still learning to edit sounds, you may want to read the manual and instructions carefully to maximize your use of this program. but for me, but you don't really need to read it that much because the program is much easier to use compared to the previous versions.

Pros

  • Easier to Edit Music Files
  • Easier to Edit Sound Recordings
  • Less Hassle of Usage of the program
  • Less Bugs On The Program

Cons

  • Still A Few Bugs but not often
  • Still Crashes A Few Times
  • Not Easy to use especially for beginners
  • Still Requires More Fixes and Effort
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • For recoYep audacity is a great starting point for a free program. I personally use Adobe Audition since my student stuff covers it. Noise removal and dynamics processing are super useful.

  • to analyze my thesis research: bioacoustic of insect (Tettigoniidae) and the correlation of their stridulator organ (file length and mirror size)

  • for making music track in a home setup studio with basic instrumental support of local artistes using conventional and western based orthodox

  • BEING PART OF OUR FINAL EXAMINATION , WE ARE TASK TO MAKE VIDEOKE, WHICH THIS APPLICATION WILL HELP ME WITH MY CLASS PROJECT IN MUSIC AND ARTS

  • I would like to make my own accapela arrangements of lots of different songs & in addition it'll be easier to teach my juniors using audacity

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have used many different studio programs such as Acid, Adobe Audition and many man y others. My favorite is pro tools but its also the most expensive.

  • i have use adobe audition cs6 for a period of six months and i want to try another good and compelling software as audacity 2.1.2 which am on

What do you like most about this program?
  • my hobby is singing and i was recommended by my friends to use audacity softwear to remove vocal from a karaoke song. i hope this software helps

  • I like the idea of uploading voice recordings into Audacity, reducing the background noise and static and then transferring them into Dropbox for sharing.

Review

Audacity is an audio editing and recording open source program with a GNU GPL (General Public License). Developed in 1999 in Carnegie Mellon University, this download is cross-platform, multi-track, and available in more than fifty languages, and the options are expanding. Thanks to the comprehensive functionalities and price of Audacity, it was recognized as one of the top hundred products of 2008 by PC World.

With this freeware, you are able to record live, mono and stereo, and to edit and mix your own music. Audacity provides classic editing functions such as copy, cut, paste, and mix, change the pitch, add effects, etc. Audacity also enables the conversion of some audio formats, and to expand its options you can add more plug-ins.

Audacity is a recording studio, and it is available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Although it is quite functional, it is not so full-featured and visually appealing as the largest audio studio software, but Audacity is effective enough and easy to use, and has a very large number of users attesting to its popularity.

Applying some effects
Applying some effects

How to use

For Windows, Audacity offers three choices of interface: MME, Window DirectSound, and Windows WASAPI. These Interfaces differ mainly in latency and compatibility with audio devices. According to the developers' recommendations, the MME interface is a very complete option. You can work in multi-track and with multiple clips on each track. It supports most popular audio formats, and you can experiment with samples of 16-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit at the same time, and up to 192 KHz.

to expand its options you can add more plug-ins

When you add speakers and headphones, Audacity supports Microsoft Sound Mapper as an output device. As a sound capture and input device, this download supports the internal microphone, Microsoft Sound Mapper, external microphone, and the Stereo Mixer. It means you can record from a microphone, a line-in, or you can even digitize cassette tapes, vinyl LPs or MiniDiscs.

Audacity 2.1.2 Features

Below you can find some of the features of Audacity 2.0.5:

  • Record. Manage input/output devices from toolbars monitor volume levels while recording with graphics, and create a scheduled recording. Record a sound while playing a backing track or record multiple channels at the same time
  • Import and export with Audacity. This freeware supports Ogg Vorbis, WAV, MP3, AIFF, MP2 and FLAC, MIDI and RAW files, among others
  • Editing:. Trim, cut, paste, add labels to tracks to mark reference points, create cross-over between clips and use the drawing tool to have more freedom and to be precise. Use the mouse or keyboard commands to edit
  • Effects:. Change the pitch, eliminate noises, pops and whistles; add filters, normalize, apply an equalization, amplify bass, adjust volumes and compress, among others. Apply classic effects such as eco, reverb, wah-wah; eliminate voices, ramping of backgrounds, create voice-overs and apply effects on sequence
  • Complements:. Add more free effects and complements, developed in LADSPA (Linux audio Developer’s simple Plug-in API) and Nyquist language
  • Analysis: Displays volume levels, frequencies' amplitude on spectrograms, performs a contrast analysis. Or add more analysis tools with the Vamp Plug-in
  • Audacity's free help:. The official website of Audacity has a huge number of aids, forums, a Wiki page and tutorials for users to learn to make the most out of Audacity

If you want more information about this freeware before you download it, check the Audacity's official website .

It shows the waveform
It shows the waveform

System requirements

The minimum system requirements for a correct installation of Audacity are:

  • Operating system: Windows 98 or later
  • Processor: Intel with 300 MHz or equivalent
  • RAM Memory: 64 MB
  • HDD Space: 48 MB of free space