a list of key features

of audacity editor

Features of Audacity

Our website has compiled a list of some of the key features of the Audacity free audio editing software.


Record audio live through a microphone or mixer with Audacity. You can also connect your sound card to a cassette tape player, minidisc player, or vinyl record player and capture and digitize their audio outputs.

- 16 channel recording (requires suitable hardware)
- Dub over tracks and create multi-track recordings
- Record from any sound device input, microphones, etc
- Visual meters display volume level during recording

Export and Import

Audacity supports most of the major audio file formats. Import and export your audio files easily inside of Audacity and maintain compatibility with other software and devices.

- Export MP3 files for use in your music player
- Import and export Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, and AU file formats
- Export audio to WAV files compatible with CD disc burning
- Raw (headerless) audio files can be imported as well
- Note: Audacity cannot import or export proprietary formats such as WMA


Add special effects to your audio with Audacity and transform your recordings.

- Built-in effects such as Echo, Phaser, Wahwah, and Reverse
- Adjust audio pitch and tempo independently
- Filter out static, hiss, or hum from your recordings
- Full featured equalizer allows you to alter frequencies
- Use Compressor, Amplify, and Normalize effects to fine tune your sound

Sound Quality

Record and edit in studio quality sample rates and formats with Audacity.

- Supported sample formats are: 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit
- Maximum supported sample rate is 96 kHz
- High quality resampling and dithering algorithms
- Audacity intelligently converts incompatible audio formats in realtime


Extend the feature set of Audacity with the extensive plug-in interface

- Add brand new effects with the LADSPA plug-in family
- Includes sample plug-ins from Steve Harris
- Universal VST plug-in support for Windows
- Create your own effects with Nyquist programming language