Audacity: Free Sound Editor and Recording Software

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Legacy Mac OS 9 / X

These are legacy downloads. Please use the latest Audacity version for Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.11.x.


System Requirements

Installation instructions (OS X .dmg files):

  1. Inside your Applications folder, create a folder called "Audacity"
  2. Double-click the downloaded .dmg to mount it
  3. Option-drag the whole of the .dmg contents (not the .dmg itself) into the "Audacity" folder you created
  4. Double-click the Audacity icon inside the "Audacity" folder to launch the program

Optional Downloads

Plug-ins and Libraries

Alternative Download Links

System Requirements

The latest Audacity version requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later

Audacity runs best with at least 1 GB RAM and a 1 GHz processor (2 GB RAM/2 GHz on OS X 10.7 or later).

Where Audacity is to be used for lengthy multi-track projects, we recommend a minimum of 2 GB RAM and 2 GHz processor (4 GB RAM on OS X 10.7 or later).