Audacityfor Mac



An audio-city for your Mac

Audacity is bursting with exciting tools to transform plain audio files into the tracks you want to hear. Bring your musical visions to life.

A better way to customize audio

Play around with some great tools and create new tracks or edit existing ones. The best part? It’s free to use.

Create new and innovative tracks with Audacity. There’s plenty of features to enhance your audio and help you piece together professional-sounding tracks.

Combine a few different clips and export it as one. You can edit each clip before merging them, or edit it as one file. Audacity lets you mix as many different audio files together as you want, so there are no limitations on what you can create.

Visualize the frequency of your audio with the spectral view. It gives you a graph of the frequency response on a certain file and lets you print it out, as well. This is especially helpful for audio-testing, and is simple to do from the interface.

Record podcasts and music in Audacity and export the files in high-quality. The editing tools are elaborate but won’t scare away newbies. This program offers flexibility and lets you customize audio freely. You can add in special effects without altering the tempo or quality of the audio.

This app does let itself down with its lack of support for multitrack audio. You can merge different tracks within the app, but the editing options are limited. It’s also too intricate for larger projects because there aren’t any automated features to speed up the process.

The start-up page is prone to crashing or loading very slowly, as well. This may be an issue with the software on older Mac operating systems, as it’s quite heavy on CPU.

Where can you run this program?

This program runs on Mac OS X and has other versions for Windows and Linux.

Is there a better alternative?

No. This software is great for basic and more advanced audio customization. If you want better support for multitrack audio, try WavePad.

Our take

Audacity is an impressive software that offers great editing tools for free. It’s perfect for people who are new to the world of audio editing. It could do with more automatic processes to speed up editing.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you’re looking for a free audio editing software that comes with plenty of tools for beginners, this is a great choice.


  • High-quality audio files
  • Plenty of editing tools
  • Add effects without altering quality or tempo


  • Occasional crashes
  • Basic multitrack support
  • Unsuitable for larger projects

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