Audacity is a sound editing software that's widely known for being open source and offering cross-platform compatibility.
A few of the benefits of Audacity:
· Compatible with Mac OSX, Windows, Linux as well as other operating systems
· Lightweight and a relatively small application size
A few of the drawbacks of Audacity are:
· Several known (and unknown) bugs exist that will cause this program to become unstable
· This system is restricted in its capabilities that were blending
· Some facets are far more complicated, and not as user friendly
· This system is as incomplete, as you may have to install plug ins/encoders separately
Audacity's characteristics include:
1. Importing and exporting of WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and all file formats supported by libsndfile library.
2. Recording and playing back sounds
3. Editing via cut, copy, and paste, with infinite levels of reverse
4. Multitrack mixing
5. A large variety of digital effects and plugins. Added effects can be composed with Nyquist
6. Built in LADSPA plug-in support. VST support available through an optional VST Enabler.
7. Amplitude envelope editing
8. Noise Reduction depends on trying the sound to be minimized.
9. Support for multi-channel styles with sampling rates up to 96 kHz with 32 bits per sample
10. Accurate adjustments to the sound speed (tempo) while preserving pitch in order to synchronize it with video or run for a predetermined amount of time
11. While keeping rate, adjusting audio pitch
13. Characteristics of modern multitrack audio applications using navigation controls, project pane and XY project navigation, non-damaging and detrimental effect processing, audio file manipulation
14. Conversion into digital tracks of records or tapes by splitting the audio source into multiple tracks based on silences in the source material
15. Cross platform operation -- Audacity works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix-like systems
16. Audacity uses the wxWidgets software library to offer a similar GUI on several different operating systems.