Audacity v3.0.4 Updated

Ennovy on 24 Aug 2021
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available.

Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:

27 comments on Audacity  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

freakazoid 2021-07-27 17:12

Just block the app with a firewall to prevent incoming and outgoing connections.


tomcat 2021-07-27 02:46

Yes, unfortunately Audacity is now considered spyware.

The new owners break down the two main types of data they collect as including data for analytics and for legal enforcement. This latter group is vague, general and consequently causes serious concern.


Cornflower 2021-07-06 20:26

Thanks, John. I encountered it from a Guardian newspaper article, but I find IP sharing much less worrisome.


JohnTHaller 2021-07-06 09:16

Cornflower: At present, by 'personal data', they're referring to your IP address as it is considered personal data by the GDPR.


Cornflower 2021-07-06 06:16

The July 2 2021 update to Audacity contains a new privacy notice.

Note #7:
Data storage and transfers of data
All your personal data is stored on our servers in the European Economic Area (EEA). However, we are occasionally required to share your personal data with our main office in Russia and our external counsel in the USA.

I might stick with the current version


qj3328 2019-11-07 16:16

Audacity is an outstanding audio recorder and editor. I have used it for a broad range of tasks, from modifying/improving music files to editing video audio tracks and for recording audio tracks than inserted into to video files. It has always been dependable, and is as simple or sophisticated as needed.


webfork 2019-02-22 13:52


quayden 2019-02-22 01:16

Keep getting avformat-55.dll error pop up, i download this dll at
however, i think it is old version, can I update ffmpeg now? is it safe? I don't want to crash this software once again.


zorro 2018-07-24 14:20

...sorry, business as usual - somehow inconsistent, but after the third start, Audacity created %LocalAppData%\Audacity again. And in addition there's no way to change the language. Strange behaviour.


zorro 2018-07-24 08:42

Current version is somehow stealth after configuring the temporary folder to point to something inside the program folder (Audacity doesn't accept the system temp folder) - the created "Audacity/SessionStore" folder in LocalAppData can then be deleted.
No entries in the registry any more (except Audio.. PropertyStore, but this applies to all programs with sound output and is not persistent)


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