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Audio editor and recorder

Audacity is a cross-platform multitrack audio editor that lets you record sounds directly or import Ogg, WAV, AIFF, AU, IRCAM, or MP3 files.

It features a few simple effects, all of the editing features you should need, and unlimited undo. The GUI is built with wxWidgets and the audio I/O currently uses PortAudio.



Verified by

Verified on




Verified by

Andrew Engelbrecht

Verified on

3 February 2012

Leaders and contributors

Audacity Developer Team Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
BugMailing List Info/Archive
Debian (Ref)
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
UsersMailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitelibvorbisenc
Required to usewxWidgets
Required to uselibsndfile
Weak prerequisitelibvorbis
Required to useexpat
Weak prerequisitelibmp3lame
Weak prerequisitelibmad
Weak prerequisitelibogg


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