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Tenacity is an easy-to-use multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, MacOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. It is a fork of the widely popular Audacity and is being developed by a wide, diverse group of volunteers.

  • Recording from audio devices (real or virtual)
  • Export / Import a wide range of audio formats (extensible with FFmpeg)
  • High quality including up to 32-bit float audio support
  • Plug-ins providing support for VST, LV2, and AU plugins
  • Scripting in the built-in scripting language Nyquist, or in Python, Perl and other languages with named pipes
  • Editing arbitrary sampling and multi-track timeline
  • Accessibility including editing via keyboard, screen reader support and narration support
  • Tools useful in the analysis of signals, including audio

Why did this project fork Audacity?

You can find more information on the causes of the fork here:

Pre-fork Access

The latest Windows and macOS release of the pre-fork version of this repository may be available from the Audacity website. Additionally, one may find help and/or support for the pre-fork releases at the Audacity Forum. Developers may find information for the pre-fork releases available at the Audacity Wiki.

Getting Started

Build instructions for Tenacity are available in the file.


To start contributing please read the file.


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