Audacity is a free, open source software package for recording and editing sounds.
Supported operating systems:Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and more.


  • Record live audio.
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
  • Audio formats: Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
  • Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording.

Also has plugin and effect support.