Audacity 1.3 has become the 2.0 version. Please check its System Requirements.
- Contains dozens of new, exciting features. Very occasionally, these might need final polishing or not be retained in later versions.
- Occasionally, a feature might not work as it did before, or might be temporarily disabled.
- Some parts of the program are not yet documented or translated into different languages.
Please help our development effort by trying the Beta and send us your comments. Please mention your operating system, full details of any problems, and any features that need improvement or no longer work properly. You can install 1.3 and 1.2 on the same machine by installing them to different directories.Read about Audacity on Windows Vista and 7.
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7: Audacity 1.3.14 installer (.exe file, 18.4 MB) - The latest version of the free Audacity audio editor, including help files. See further information about Windows 7 and Vista.
Windows 98/ME: Audacity 1.3.14 installer (.exe file, 17.7 MB) - The latest version of the free Audacity audio editor, including help files.
Plug-ins and Libraries
LADSPA plug-ins 0.4.15 installer (.exe file, 1.5 MB) - 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
If you have trouble with your download, or need an older version of Audacity, try our alternative download links:
Audacity Zip files and Nightly Builds
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7: Audacity 1.3.14 zip file (7.8 MB) - If you want a download without help files, or cannot run the installer because of restricted permissions, download and unzip this or the Windows 98/ME file below instead.
Windows 98/ME: Audacity 1.3.14 zip file (7.8 MB)
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7: 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 95 and NT are not supported.
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/
|Windows 7 (64-bit)/ Windows 8 (64-bit)||4 GB / 2 GHz||2 GB / 1 GHz|
Windows Vista (Home Premium/Business/Ultimate) (32- or 64-bit)/
Windows 7 32-bit (except Windows 7 Starter) / Windows 8 (32-bit)
|4 GB / 2 GHz||1 GB / 1 GHz|
|Windows Vista (Home Basic) (32- or 64-bit)/Windows 7 Starter||2 GB / 1 GHz||512 MB / 1 GHz|
|Windows 2000/ XP (32- or 64-bit)||512 MB/1 GHz||128 MB/300 MHz|
Generally, Audacity works best on computers meeting more than the minimum requirements in the table above. Where Audacity is to be used for lengthy multi-track projects, we recommend using Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 running on machines of substantially higher specification than the minimum stated above.