Updated: 02/27/2019 by Computer Hope
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Audacity is an open-source program that allows users to record sound, and edit sound clips. The program is available for the Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. The software is free and open to use under the GPL (GNU General Public License).

Audacity has many features including:

  • Record live audio, and audio playback, on a computer.
  • Convert cassette tapes and records to MP3 or audio CD (compact disc).
  • Edit various audio file formats, like WAV, AIFF (audio interchange file format), FLAC (free lossless audio codec), MP2, MP3.
  • Take multiple sound files and copy, cut, mix, or splice them together.
  • Change the pitch or speed of an audio recording.

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