audacity for ubuntu

Best Audio Editor for Ubuntu

Audio Editor or Creator/Recorder is one of the most common applications used in audio/sound productions – specifically in mixing/editing digital audio, although you can also use it to create digital content from a traditional audio storage media such as Record or Tapes.

audacity

Audacity : The Best Audio Creator/Editor

Audacity is a cross-platform open source software. Audacity is very easy to use and anyone can start audio editing using Audacity within a couple of minutes. it’s quite popular so in a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu (Latest stable version : 11.10, upcoming version 12.04), Linux Mint etc it’s there in the package repository, by default. Some special editions such as Ubuntu Studio includes Audacity installed by default, because it’s a great application – as Audacity is lightweight and fast with simple user interface (and of course Advanced Features).

What you can do using Audacity ?

For complete list of¬†features, you should refer to its official website but here is a quick view on some of its great features –

  • edit, cut or mix sounds together
  • Record Live Audio
  • it supports MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV or AIFF files
  • live audio recording from Line or Mic (or other sources)
  • control pitch or speed of recording
  • very fast editing of larger files
  • Easy import ‘n’ export of various file formats
  • Edit/Mix unlimited number of tracks
  • A lot of funky effects such as Echo, Reverser, phaser etc
  • Plugins are available to add some extra features ‘n’ fun!

How to install Audacity in Ubuntu (11.10/12.04)

Fire up a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and execute the following commands –

sudo apt-get install audacity

Non-Ubuntu users can download the required package from the official website.

  • Mohammed

    Hi there is some trubles with audacity, cant see any track or menue

    • Ali

      That’s not Audacity’s fault. Works fine on my machines and has for years. Post in the forums to find out how you can fix this.