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Audacity Delivers Bold Sound Editing Tools

Sep 24, 2010, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"Audacity is no mere virtual jukebox. Sure, it'll play music, but what it's really there for is editing audio files -- everything from MP3s you may have in your collection to recordings you make yourself. The multitrack editor isn't what you'd call a pro-level tool, but its healthy menu of effects and clean-up utilities makes it an easy-to-use and effective app for the amateur soundsmith.

"Audacity, an open source multitrack audio editor, has versions for Linux/Unix, MacOS and Windows. If all you do with audio files is play them, then Audacity could be much more than you need. This is not an application for organizing your music collection.

"It has no fancy search and play functions. Sure, you can use it to listen to your music collection. But Audacity's main focus is on importing and exporting audio files. Its toolset delves into the realm of editing sound tracks in much the same way graphic editors let you manipulate images"

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