Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is a great free alternative to costly audio editors.
You could use it to make your own recordings, remove noise, cut and combine audio clips, apply special effects and much more. It can record audio from both a microphone and computer playback, with sample rates as high as 192,000 Hz.
Audacity level meters monitor the volume levels during recording, enabling you to identify clipping or other issues before the recording is finished, and there’s also support for recording at 24-bit depth.
Though Audacity is simple looking at first glance, underneath its basic appearance hides a very formidable piece of audio editing software.
Audacity is cross platformed; Linux, BSD, Mac, Windows and PortableApps.com are all supported.
Proprietary applications it could replace:
- Adobe Audition
- Sound Forge
- FL Studio