Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7


Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

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Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

Audacity® is a free audio recorder/editor/mixer. You can record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files, and more. Use it to edit your sounds using Cut, Copy, and Paste (with unlimited Undo), mix tracks together, or apply effects to your recordings. It also has a built-in amplitude envelope editor, a customizable spectrogram mode and a frequency analysis window for audio analysis applications. Built-in effects include Bass Boost, Wahwah, and Noise Removal, and it also supports VST plug-in effects.

Version 2.0.2
Developer Open Source
Status Works fine

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6-28-2013 — version 2.0.3 is downloading from Audacity web site for 10.4 and above.

0n April 2012, last version of Audacity® is Replacing prior versions. It comes from the version number 1.3.14, but is not a beta version, and it has important optimization from 1.2.6 version. Enjoy the new features of the application.

From the Developer to me: OSX 10.4 or later is supported, so this includes "Snow Leopard" and "Lion".


for how to add the LAME MP3 encoder and FFmpeg library (for import and export of extra formats).

Archived comments

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Gale Andrews Gale Andrews **Anonymous** 06 Jun 2012 20:31

AAC import is supported as shipped. Add FFmpeg (link in the Notes) to export AAC.

If anyone is having export issues, try 2.0.0 released in March 2012.

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[ gopher]gophergopher 27 Jul 2012 01:38

Version 1.3.13-beta works in Mountain Lion

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[ Eddy]EddyAnonymous 29 Jul 2012 21:29

2.0.1 works fine in Mountain Lion

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[ sean2011]sean2011Anonymous 02 Aug 2012 07:41

Not works in Mountain lion !
version 2.0.1

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ Steve]SteveAnonymous 19 Jun 2011 12:13

When you try to only export the selected part, Audacity still exports the whole file.

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[ Tyler K]Tyler KAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 19:28

Running Lion on a 2011 MacBook Pro 15". Tried Audacity ver 1.2.5 and exported a selection to .wav without issue.

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Daniel J. LewisDaniel J. LewisDaniel J Lewis 25 Jul 2011 14:17

DO NOT use Audacity 1.2.5. The Audacity team officially says it doesn't support the latest OS X's. Use Audacity 1.3.13 (beta) instead. It's more stable anyway.

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Norman WeinsteinNorman WeinsteinAnonymous 10 Aug 2011 19:59

Audacity does NOT work well with OS 7, unless you don't care to export your Audacity file in a format other than Audacity's. When ever I tried to save, or export, a file as an .mp3 or .wav or .aif, it wouldn't let me, and I've tried with the latest (beta) version.

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[ Stuart Thomas]Stuart ThomasAnonymous 30 Sep 2011 18:24

what about exporting as aac?

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[ ]Anonymous 18 Dec 2011 03:49

Audacity is blowing up on Lion Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 (11C74) . I cannot export, program terminates and you cannot recover any audio. Works fine on Snow Leopard.

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