Audacity: Free Sound Editor and Recording Software

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These are people who have contributed to Audacity.

If you have questions or feedback, please see the contact page.


Audacity was started by Dominic Mazzoni and Roger Dannenberg in the fall of 1999 at Carnegie Mellon University. It was released as open-source software at in May of 2000.

Open HUB has statistics on the value of Audacity development. The Open HUB "badge" at the bottom of each page on this site shows updated summary values. The statistics are set up by us to show only the values of Audacity-specific development, excluding the third-party code libraries Audacity uses. The Contributors page on Open HUB

Team Members

Technical Leadership Council

Emeritus: distinguished Audacity Team members, not currently active




Audacity is based on code from the following projects:


There are many other people and organizations we would like to thank. Many of these have contributed code, patches, feedback, money, time, or other things to the project. Others simply produce tools that made this whole thing possible.