Audio: Record & Edit with Audacity

How to produce audio for free using Audacity

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. 

Install Audacity on University Managed Devices

If your computer is owned by the University, you can install Audacity using the University's Software Center - no admin privileges required, simply install at your own convenience.

  • Search for 'Software Center' in your Windows search box
  • Select 'Audacity' from the list of available software
  • Click 'Install' to install on your PC or laptop. (Mac users should contact the IT Service Desk.)

Install Audacity on Personal Devices

If you are using your own personal computer, you can install Audacity directly from the manufacturer's website free of charge: 

The Videos and Quickstart Guide on this resource should help to get you started, but if you require further support, you can access the Audacity Tutorial Hub, or Community Forum in the Links section below. If you already know the basics, try the "Quick Tips for Better Recordings" video - learn how to quickly improve your recordings for video or podcast.

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Last updated on 15 August 2023