Audacity is a piece of sound-editing software that is widely known for being open-source (free of charge) and offering cross-platform compatibility.
Because it is free, however, there are some drawbacks. Generally, Audacity is not as robust and polished as some other professional sound-editing programs, and there are some bugs in the software that can cause it to crash unexpectedly.
Some of the advantages of Audacity:
- Free of charge
- Compatible with Mac OSX, Windows, Linux and other operating systems
- Lightweight and a relatively small program size
- Open source with community support working to continually improve it
Some of the drawbacks of Audacity are:
- Several known (and unknown) bugs exist that can cause the program to become unstable
- The program is limited in its mixing capabilities
- Some aspects are more complex, and not as user-friendly
- The program is not as complete, as you will have to install plug-ins/encoders separately
Audacity can be downloaded at the following location:
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