Free Audacity Audio Editor Upgraded To v3.0

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
Audacity Audacity 3.0 Audio editor
Last updated 22 March, 2021

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Audacity, the free, open-source audio editor for Windows, Mac and Linux, has just been upgraded to v3.0.

The new version introduces a new single-file project format, has an improved noise gate effect, a new analyser called “Label Sounds” that can label sounds and silences, new shortcuts, and over 160 bug fixes.

It still has the same old low-res look, but these are meaningful changes, and so if you are an Audacity user (as most DJs are, of course), it is a no-brainer upgrade.

What is Audacity for?

In short, it lets you load, edit and save audio files. For DJs, it can be used for a whole host of things, from removing silence at the start and end of tracks, to mastering DJ mixes, to making simple re-edits.

Indeed, it is one of two options we use to teach how to record, master and share DJ mixes in our popular All-New Pro Mixtape Formula course (the other is Ableton Live).

Think of it as a “Swiss Army Knife” program for audio editing. It’s free, and so if you don’t have an audio editor, this probably is the one to start with.

• To get the latest version of Audacity, head to the Audacity website.

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