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Downloading & installing Audacity
Recording your voice & microphone
Recording desktop audio
Saving and exporting projects
Sharing audio online
Repairing Audio Recordings
Noise reduction & removal
Re-recording a section
Removing clicks & pops
Using realtime effects
Speeding up and slowing down audio
Mixing and panning tracks
Splitting a recording into separate tracks
Enabling music view
Aligning music to beats and bars
Making audio loops
Isolating or removing vocals from a song
Recovering corrupted projects
Common troubleshooting steps
Solving recording problems
Solving other problems
Contributing to Audacity
Info for Visually Impaired Users
Audacity 3.1.2 was released on 16. Nov 2021.
Changes and improvements since previous version
Audacity 3.1.2 is a hotfix release for Audacity 3.1.
It fixes the following bugs:
Fixed UTF8 support in clip titles
Fixed data loss on joining clips
Fixed a crash with exporting resampled tracks
Fixed a crash when opening projects with very small double values
Audacity 3.1.x requires the CPU to support the
instruction set which should be available on any Intel hardware produced after 2001 and any AMD hardware produced after 2003.
To check what SSE levels your CPU supports, you can install
If your hardware only supports SSE, you may download Audacity 2.0.6 see the
page on the Audacity Website.
3.1.x does not support Windows XP.
You may try 2.2.2 on XP, but it is unsupported.
macOS / Mac OS X
Audacity 3.1.x is for Intel Macs running OS X 10.7 and later and macOS.
There are legacy versions for older OS X at
Linux support is tested on Ubuntu Linux.
Other Linux distributions should work, but aren't tested by the Audacity team.