Trusted musician and artist reviews for Audacity
Based on 64 Reviews
edited over 4 years ago
A nice little noise generator.
I used to use this just for recording my vocals, as well as converting my .wav files to MP3. Recently, I learned about importing raw data, and I've been able to make some great glitch sounds, and even some sounds for noise music. Try it sometime if you're into those kind of sounds.
the true enemy of originality
once upon a time the audacity team saw the midi file format and decided instead of making a sequencer, they should just make their software show you what a midi file looks like instead. basically all you can do is import files, do some sick tricks, and spit it back out as a wave file. what's that? you want mp3 export? you have to download a library manually. it's like installing a vst plugin but a few thousand times more painful.
Very simple and powerful
I know this is primarily a music website, but I feel the need to point out this software. I used to use it for recording my vocals, and then I would export them into Fruity Loops. However, now my vocals are recorded in Fruity Loops itself. However, I still find use in Audacity, just not for my music. I often use it for recording my lines when I do my voice acting, and adding various effects before I export it into Cool Edit Pro for editing. So, yes, this is very good for audio editing and recording, but not really that much else.
For quick audio sampling and sample stretching, this little piece of freeware cannot be beat, you can easily add new plugins and it's factory defaults are pretty comprehensive. People who have used more comprehensive (read: expensive) software suites will think that it's cheap and useless, but this isn't directed toward professionals.
One of my fav tools
This is a free tool and its amazing so may cool things it can do so may scripts aka plug-ins you can add to this sand vst support a must have for editing and post production
Yes, it's the butt of every producing joke that doesn't involve DubTurbo. But it can do some crazy things with samples, and with VST effect support you can do some crazy things with it. I've made tunes entirely out of a sine wave and stock effects, and while it certainly isn't practical or professional quality it's worth having to play around with stuff or at the very least convert your WAVs to FLAC.