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Audacity Portable

Audacity Portable

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Audacity Portable is a free audio editor program developed by John T. Haller and the Audacity Team. It enables you to edit and record audio files on the go. You can place the files o...

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Audacity Portable review

Audacity Portable is a free audio editor program developed by John T. Haller and the Audacity Team. It enables you to edit and record audio files on the go. You can place the files on your SD card or USB drive and then process audio on any computer.

Audacity Portable can manage to record live audio, convert cassette tapes to digital recordings, and edit lossless audio, MP3, WAV, mixed sounds and more.

Functionality 5/5

Audacity Portable allows you to perform multiple operations with audio files. You can check dependencies, import labels, edit the metadata tags, apply and edit chains and export audio tracks in the WAV, MP2, MP3, FLAC, OGG, AMR, WMA, AMR, AIFF, and other types of formats.

When it comes to audio editing options, Audacity Portable allows you to:

  • paste text to a new label;
  • trim;
  • cut;
  • split cut;
  • split delete;
  • duplicate;
  • silence audio;
  • join;
  • detach at silenced sections;
  • find zero crossing;
  • lock or save and restore a region.

You can also view history and mixer board, record audio, use a timer and enable overdub. In addition, there is an option to mix and render tracks, generate chirping sounds, noise, DTMF tones and add various effects. Furthermore, you can analyze contrast, find clipping and beats, and plot spectrum.

The application uses a high amount of system resources and includes a user manual that makes it simple to use even if you are not tech savvy.

Design 4/5

Audacity Portable comes with an outdated but user-friendly interface where you can easily figure out how to open your projects in numerous available formats. There are also links to a Quick Help feature, Manual, Wiki, and Forum where you can learn all the information you need to take a full advantage of the program.

Usability 4,5/5

To launch Audacity Portable, just double-click AudacityPortable.exe — it’s as simple as that. If you are new to Audacity, the best way to begin is load a file and start tinkering. Thanks to the application’s attractive and practical layout, that’s easy to figure out how it works.

Though portable, Audacity has plenty of features, options, and extras, including a long menu of effects and tools to analyze recordings and generate test tone, noise, or silence.

Audacity Portable delivers an excellent performance, detecting various audio devices, interfaces, and outputs. It lets you take advanced audio editing wherever you go.

Cross-platform use 3/5

Audacity Portable is compatible with Windows XP or later.

In-app purchases

Audacity Portable is free and doesn’t have any in-app purchases.

Conclusion

Audacity Portable is a powerful audio file editor for multiple formats, which delivers an incredible performance. It runs once you click the application’s executable file without having to be installed.

You can carry Audacity Portable with you on your smartphone, tablet, USB drive, or any other portable storage device and then run it on any Windows PC without leaving permanent traces behind.

 

Pros:

  • Practical interface
  • Numerous options to edit audio files
  • Supports many audio formats
  • Includes a manual, wiki, and forum.

Cons:

  • Practical interface
  • Numerous options to edit audio files
  • Supports many audio formats
  • Includes a manual, wiki, and forum.

Interface 4

Content and features 5

Usability 4.5

Compatibility 3

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