Audacity, the alternative audio recording and editing software!
Craig West | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2020

Audacity, the alternative audio recording and editing software!

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Overall Satisfaction with Audacity

We develop videos and guided exercises and require an audio software to assist in mixing music and narration as well as making slide shows with audio.
  • Recording sound WASAPI (Recording sound directly from computer)
  • Record live studio
  • Interface is not as streamlined or easy to use
  • Audacity is unable to record multiple devices without special drivers
  • Positive return on investment as the program is free and open-source
  • It allows us to quickly create narrations and export to appropriate audio format
Audacity may have some limitations but for the majority of users, Audacity will meet their requirements. It offers multiple tracks, can record directly from the computer, has multiple effects that can be applied, can apply and record macros, and can export to different audio formats. Adobe Audio works great and has better multitracking; is able to be saved on Adobe Creative Cloud and can easily integrate with other Adobe applications. The difference, however, is that Adobe Audition is an expensive alternative that is a subscription-based model.
As it is an open-source program, there are videos that users can find. However, there is no technical support by email, telephone or social media. On their website, they have a FAQ document and forums.

Do you think Audacity delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Audacity's feature set?

Yes

Did Audacity live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Audacity go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Audacity again?

Yes

For those who are on a budget and enjoy open-source programs, Audacity will work well for most. It is fairly easy to use and has multi-track audio editing capability. It's great for podcasting, narrations, and most everything else involving voice and music. Audacity may not be appropriate for those who want to create music. Easy publishing options may not be available. Real-time audio effects are not automatically applied. Generally, for our needs, Audacity works well for multiple users.