IntroductionWhy Audacity?

Audacity is universally recognized as the number one software program for creating podcasts. Thousands of amateurs and professionals alike have created podcasts using Audacity. But dozens of other software programs with similar capabilities are available—why should you choose Audacity?

The simplest reason? Because it’s free.

Audacity is developed by a team of volunteers and released under an open-source license (more on this in the following section "Open-Source Software"). That means you don’t have to pay for Audacity; you can download it for free from the Internet with no limitations or restrictions. Because Audacity is totally free, no strings attached, what have you got to lose by giving it a try? At worst, a few ...

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