Having the Audacity to compete for free
April 29, 2021

Having the Audacity to compete for free

Samuel Lyons | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Audacity

I've used Audacity for a number of years to support our students in developing their skills in audio editing podcasts. It's a fantastic tool that offers pretty much all the features you find in the leading competitor software. It works perfectly in the learning environment and provides easy access to students. Its interface is simple and intuitive. Students take to it like a duck to water and it offers them the opportunity to learn the essentials of audio editing.
  • Clean straightforward editing/recoding of audio
  • Multitrack compilation and recording
  • Effects and tools--a wide range of tools to clean up and improve quality
  • Its native format is FLAC
  • Can offer a wider range of file imports
  • More advanced editing/effects
  • Low cost
  • Ease of use
  • Solid software that has no bugs
  • Large teams have access
  • Reduced costs
  • Reduced time for training
Audacity holds its own against the leading industry competitor software, Audition. For free software, it is incredible the range of options and features that you can find in the paid alternative. Audacity allows us to roll out the software to large teams and get them up to speed in a matter of days, where everyone is on the same page. They can install the software on work and home computers and have access anywhere.

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Excellent for a learning environment with students, large teams, projects that are low budget. When your team has experience working with Adobe Creative Cloud or other Adobe software such as Premier, it makes sense to use the Adobe equivalent. Additionally, for a professional team working on a large range of productions with different file formats, I believe Audacity may fall behind or slow the process down.