Audacity v3.5.1 Updated

Ennovy on 25 Apr 2024
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2024
  • 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Alternatively, Audacity Portable and an outdated X-Audacity are also available.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:

30 comments on Audacity  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

freakazoid 2021-12-31 16:28

@Ultra7ven - I have a forum post written up about how to set ffmpeg as a portable relative path:


Ultra7ven 2021-12-31 13:06

After years of not being able to just drop-in a recent version of ffmpeg in Audacity's application folder, you can finally just do that.

Tried on recent version Audacity_x64 with ffmpeg_x64 (needs the shared builds) and it works! Just have to update location folder of ffmpeg on main gui.


[ Audacity ]
[ ffmpeg ]
[ help ]
[ Languages ]
[ modules ]
[ nyquist ]
[ plug-ins ]

NB: on the portableapps version I replaced the old ffmpeg binaries with new versions, and it works too.


anon2219 2021-12-29 23:12

My understanding is that data collection concerns can be disabled:


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


Older comments are hidden - Click to display all comments ▾

Post your comment