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This page summarises the various online resources available to our community. These let you find help, meet others and contribute to Audacity in various ways.

We would like to help people using Audacity to share experience, and are very interested in:

  • Sharing lesson plans using Audacity, e.g. for teaching physics, languages and for project based learning.
  • Sharing experience in using Audacity in podcasting, music production and DJing.

We encourage people wanting to network in this way to post to the forums. At the Audacity Unconference 2014‎ as well as all the active Audacity developers and most of the people who support Audacity, we had users with interests including teaching, making exhibits for science museums, DJing, radio production, psychology/paranormal research and hypnotherapy. Some of the best sessions at the Unconference were their sharing of top tips for using Audacity and sharing of wish lists for future development. As a result of the success of the conference we realized we want to help the community of users with shared interests to network, provided they want to. There are millions of users worldwide, with a wide range of interests and uses. So if you want to find other users using Audacity for similar purposes, try the Audacity Forum. The Forum is there for more than just 'How do I?' questions.


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Main place for Audacity Community

The best place to share information about using Audacity and ask questions is the Audacity Forum.

Forum

Forums Description
Audacity Forum Audacity Forum has many sub-forums, including ones for the current Audacity and the legacy versions, and for recording issues and programming and development. It's the best place to ask questions and get help.

We welcome suggestions for sub-forums for particular uses of Audacity.

Other Community Resources

There are other places below where information on Audacity is shared. There is a small group of people helping with Audacity working on the website, the Manual, the Wiki, on translation, on developing Audacity, and on tracking bugs, feature requests and other issues. We also very occasionally meet up. The most recent and largest meet up was at an unconference in 2014. The one before that was in 2008. We welcome feedback and help with improving these resources.

Website

Website Description
audacityteam.org The main website providing download links, links to documentation, optional plug-ins and libraries and some screenshots.

Wikis

We host our wikis (and Audacity Forum as above) on subdomains of audacityteam.org. This way we can configure them the way we want and have additional pages here that don't fit in well to the main audacityteam.org site.

Wiki Description
--- These wikis are user-editable - Ask for an account to contribute. ---
Main Wiki This wiki. Home of tips, tutorials, Feature Requests and Developer Information.
Online Manual for current release The development Manual from which we produce the Online Manual for each release is maintained on a wiki to make it easier for the user community to correct and update it! At present we are looking for translators to localize the Manual then maintain that translation.
Development Manual
Legacy Wiki The Legacy Wiki for old, no longer supported versions of Audacity. It should be accurate for Audacity 2.0.5 and previous. We will not be maintaining content here for versions after 2.0.5.

Email subscription to release announcements

Release announcements Description
Announcements subscription Subscribe to our announcements mailing list to receive emails from us when we release new versions of Audacity.


Mailing Lists @ Sourceforge.net

The active lists noted below are subscription-only. Please click any link to subscribe to that list.

List Description
audacity-users This is where users can get together to discuss Audacity, and developers drop by sometimes too...
audacity-devel  For developers working with the Audacity source code and documentation, and anyone interested in following our development process. Active developers should also subscribe to the Audacity-SVN Google Group to receive automated mailings of latest code changes.
audacity-quality  For developers to discuss bugs. Also some details of wording (documentation and dialogs) gets discussed here.
audacity-translation  For those translating the Audacity software, website and documentation.
audacity-nyquist  Share questions and tips about programming Nyquist plug-ins.

Email address for feedback not requiring a response

Address Description
feedback AT audacityteam DOT org Write to us here to submit comments or suggestions to the Audacity developers. Please read Reporting Bugs, Feature Requests or Submitting Patches before reporting problems or submitting requests or fixes. Use the Audacity Forum if you just need help using Audacity.
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