Audacity is a free multi-track audio editing software. It’s simple and lightweight but still allows you to do basic recording, editing, sequencing, and FX operations, with a few more advanced features. It’s a great tool for making quick fixes, and to learn the basics of audio production and editing.

Audacity’s main features include:

Recording – record live audio from microphones, mixers or other audio sources

Export/ Import – edit and combine recordings, export in many file formats.

Effects – Comes with many stock effects/tools, Including EQ, Compressor, Reverb, and many more.

Analysis Spectrograms and other visualiser for sound analysis

Plug Ins – Support for VST and Audio Unit effect plug-ins. With real-time preview.

Best of all, Audacity is free and you can download it here!

Audacity can help you to improve the quality of your audio in your videos or podcasts. It is important to have high quality audio to not distract the listener from the actual content. Having poor audio quality may result in people switching off your video.

We’ve made this guide to show you how to use Audacity to make professional sounding audio.