Record live audio from a microphone, mixer, or an electric instrument such a an electric guitar or piano. Capturing/recording audio from your computers sound card is also possible depending on your hardware and operating system.
The following are valuable features and tools Audacity provides:
- The ability to switch between multiple mics and input devices
- Support for for extremely low latency recording
- Multi-track recording and multi-channel simultaneous recording
- Up to 24-bit depth recording
- Supports 16-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit samples
- Support for high-resolution recording devices (up to 384,000 Hz)
- WASAPI, ALSA, and JACK integration.
- Available on Windows, OS X, and Linux
Not only does Audacity give you valuable tools to record your audio, it also provides editing features.
- Intuitive editing tools like Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete
- The ability to have as many tracks as you’d like
- Built-in file recovery for unexpected power loss/crashes
- Audio scrubbing to help you find your place in the timeline
- Work with multiple clips in the same track
- Fade volume up or down using the Envelope Tool
- Edit individual sample points using the draw tool
- Unlimited Undo and Redo history per session
Lots of buit-in effects such as Speed change, Echo, Reverb, Reverse, Wahwah, Distortion, Paulstretch, Limiter, Phaser, Truncate Silence, and much more…
- Change the pitch without altering the tempo.
- Change the tempo without altering the pitch.
- Remove background noise, hum, static, etc., with Noise Reduction tool.
- Equalization, Bass and Treble, High Pass, Low Pass and Notch Filter effects.
- Compressor, Amplify, Normalize, Fade In/Out, Crossfade Clips, Crossfade Tracks.
- Remove or isolate vocals from a song.
- Filter certain frequencies using using spectral edit effects.
- Generate and modify sounds like tones, silence, and noise.
- Preview effects in real-time before applying.
- Batch processing feature lets you apply effects to multiple audio files at once.
- Add / remove additional effects using the plugin Manager
File Types and Formats
If its an audio file, Audacity can handle it. Import and export in a variety of supported file audio formats, and mixing multiple audio formats isn’t a problem.
- Convert from one audio format to another
- Create tracks formatted for burning audio CDs
- Supported file formats include WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AU, Ogg Vorbis, RF64
- Extra plugin LAME encoder library adds MP3 support
- Extra plugin FFmpeg library adds WMA, AC3, AAC, M4A, and M4R support
- Import audio tracks from video files (with FFmpeg plugin)
- Fast import for copying a file, or read directly from the source instantly
- Files with different formats or sample rates are converted in real time.
- Support for importing raw audio files