Recommended Downloads - Latest Version of Audacity
Audacity 2.1.1 installer (24.0 MB, includes help files)
Audacity 2.1.1 zip file (8.8 MB) - smaller download (without help files), also useful if you cannot run the installer because of restricted permissions
System Requirements includes information about Windows 10.
Plug-ins and Libraries
LADSPA plug-ins 0.4.15 installer (.exe file, 1.4 MB) - Contains over 90 plug-ins.
Plug-Ins - Download additional effects and filters.
LAME MP3 encoder - Allows Audacity to export MP3 files.
FFmpeg import/export library - Allows Audacity to import and export many additional audio formats such as AC3, AMR(NB), M4A and WMA, and to import audio from video files.
Alternative Download Links
- OldFoss hosts the current Audacity version and all previous versions.
- Google Code hosts selected previous versions up to and including Audacity 2.0.5.
For advanced users, nightly builds are available for testing purposes. Nightly builds are alpha builds from latest development code. Your help in testing and reporting bugs in these builds is invaluable. Note: These builds will definitely be less reliable than official releases. They should not be used as your production version of Audacity.
Windows 10: We are still working on full support. Audacity will work on Windows 10 if all enabled devices have Windows 10-compatible drivers designed for the device. For example, a new computer that came with Windows 10 that only uses the built-in sound device should work fine. You may need to to seek out manufacturers' Windows 10 drivers if you have older or external devices. Please see our Windows 10 page for solutions if you encounter problems.
The values in the recommended RAM/processor speed column below are for tasks like recording for an hour, or editing three 20-minute tracks simultaneously. The values in the minimum RAM/processor speed column will be fine for smaller/shorter tasks, especially if unnecessary programs are closed.
|Windows version||recommended RAM/
||4 GB / 2 GHz||2 GB / 1 GHz|
||4 GB / 2 GHz||1 GB / 1 GHz|
||2 GB / 1 GHz||512 MB / 1 GHz|
|512 MB/1 GHz||128 MB/300 MHz|
Audacity works best on computers meeting more than the minimum requirements stated above. For lengthy multi-track projects, we recommend using machines of substantially higher specification than the minimums.