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Audacity 2.0

Audacity Editor's Review

Audacity is a free audio editor that is easy-to-use, cross-platform and offers ample mixing tools and audio effects. You can record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV, FLAC, OGG, MP3 and other audio files. You can edit sounds using the basic editing functions as cut, copy, paste, you can also mix tracks together, apply effects to your recordings or use the built-in amplitude envelope editor, the frequency analysis window for audio analysis or the beat analyzer. 

The program interface is simple and it was made to be easy to understand and use not only by experienced users, but also by beginners. 

The program comes with several effects, including one that can help remove static, hiss, hum, or other background noises besides, you can load and use VST plug-ins which gives you access to all the free VST plug-ins and effect out there. 

The program supports various file formats including VOX, GSM, RA, AU, AIF and it can record and edit 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit (floating point) samples, and up to 96 KHz. sample rate. 

Pluses:Unlimited undo (and redo); cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) 

Drawbacks / flaws:

In conclusion: A Simple to use audio editor with numerous features that is better than many commercial audio editors. I highly recommend it. 

version reviewed: 1.3.12

What's New in Version 2.0 of Audacity

- Many effects significantly improved, especially Equalization, Noise Removal and Normalize. Vocal Remover now included plus GVerb on Windows and Mac. VAMP analysis plug-ins now supported.
- Improved label tracks with Sync-Lock Tracks feature in the Tracks Menu. Multiple clips per track. Tracks and selections can be fully manipulated using the keyboard. Many more keyboard shortcuts.
- New Device Toolbar to manage inputs and outputs. Timer Record feature. New Mixer Board view with per-track VU meters.
- Automatic Crash Recovery in the event of abnormal program termination.
- Fast "On-Demand" import of WAV/AIFF files if read directly from source. FLAC now fully supported. Added support for optional FFmpeg library for import/export of AC3/M4A/WMA and import of audio from video files.

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