Audacity is the premier free audio recording and editing software currently to have ever existed. It is freely distributed as open source software that anybody can use. With the removal of Windows' sound recorder, there opened up a huge need for a free audio recording solution and the team behind Audacity took up that challenge.
Audacity is able to record live audio from your microphone or other sources, covert tapes and records to mp3s or digital CDs, Edit OGG Vorbis, MP3 and Wave files (among others).
More of what Audacity can do include a long list of editing tools. You're able to cut, copy, paste, splice and mix sounds together. Changing the pitch of your voice or other recording has never been easier; Audacity has an unlimited undo and redo history, making it extremely easy to correct mistakes. This application is also a pro at editing very large files such as recordings over several hours.
Among some of the effects Audacity can apply to your sound files: you can remove static and hiss noises, alter the frequencies and apply equalization. The adjustment tools can change the volumes with the compressor, amplify and normalize effects.
In addition to the many effects and tools already built-in to Audacity, the developers have also opened the program up to plug-ins which are freely available across the Internet.
And as always, you can save your finished audio files with a range of different qualities such as editing 16-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit samples and create recordings of up to 96 kHz. Mixing tracks with different sampling rates is no problem: Audacity will equalize and compensate.
Audacity can convert mp3 to ringtone, apply effects to music, edit audio, convert audio and record audio.Audacity features and highlights:
Audacity is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from sound/audio recorders without restrictions. Audacity 2.1.3 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this audio editor software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Sourceforge.
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