|Audacity supports effects on all operating systems, and includes a number of Nyquist plugins. You can download additional Nyquist plugins, edit their behavior, or even write your own. Nyquist Plugins are merely plain text files which can be opened and studied using any simple text editor. That's how many people learned Nyquist programming!
We host a large collection of Nyquist plugins for use in Audacity.
On Windows and OS X, place new Nyquist plugins in the "Plug-Ins" folder inside your Audacity installation folder and restart Audacity. Your installation folder is usually under C:\Program Files on Windows computers, or under Mac Hard Disk > Applications on OS X.
On Linux, place new Nyquist plugins in one of the following locations:
- /usr/share/audacity/plug-ins if Audacity was installed from a repository package
- /usr/local/share/audacity/plug-ins if you compiled Audacity from source code
- ~/.audacity-files/plug-ins which is a per-user directory for which super-user privileges are not required (Note: The .audacity-files folder is not created during installation so must be created manually)
- in a Nyquist directory specified in the AUDACITY_PATH environment variable.
Restart Audacity then new plugins will be visible in either the, , or menu depending on the Nyquist plugins defined type.
To learn more about Nyquist programming, why not load the .lsp files from the Audacity "Nyquist" folder or the .ny files from the Audacity "Plug-Ins" folder into your favorite text editor and try to find out how they work? There is some introductory advice on this page of the main Audacity website. Additional information about programming Nyquist plugins can be found at Nyquist Plugins Reference.
If you are especially interested in Nyquist in Audacity, we strongly recommend visiting the Nyquist board of the Audacity Forum (you can subscribe to any board or forum by clicking "Subscribe forum" at the bottom of the relevant page). There is also an audacity-nyquist mailing list that sometimes has topics regarding development of Audacity's Nyquist interface.
There is no Nyquist console in Audacity, but you can use Nyquist Generate Prompt. If you can compile Audacity, you can use an Audacity module called Nyquist Workbench to run Nyquist code in a graphical interface.to run a single Nyquist command. Code for Nyquist plugins that generate audio can be quickly tested (without having to select audio first) with this