Download Nyquist Plug-ins

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This page lists all Nyquist plug-ins for Audacity that are available as separate downloads. Nyquist plug-ins support Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. Click any "Downloads" link to jump to the downloads page for that plug-in category.
Unless otherwise indicated, all plug-ins are released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2.
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If you are a plug-in author, thanks for your contribution! Please register on the Audacity Forum then post your plug-in for review at Please see Conventions for Nyquist Plug-ins before posting.
Warning icon Feedback and bug reports:
  • All new plug-ins added to this list are tested in the Audacity 2.x version current at the time, but many of the older plug-ins are still in need of testing.
    • Please report any bugs to the Nyquist section of the Audacity forum (or alternatively to our feedback email address) so they may be fixed.
    • Some Nyquist plug-ins are unsuitable for processing long audio tracks. If a plug-in causes excessive memory use and causes Audacity to freeze or crash when used on long tracks, please let us know so that we can either limit the plug-in to short selections or add a note to the plug-in description so as to warn other users of the possibility.
  • Please also let us know which plug-ins you like and find useful as that will help us to develop the types of plug-ins that users want.


Installing Plug-ins

For instructions on how to load new Nyquist effects into Audacity please see this page in the Manual.

Plug-in Lists

In the lists below, click a "Downloads" link to go to the page for Generate, Effect or Analyze plug-ins, or click the individual links to go directly to the description of that plug-in. Each description has links to View and Download the plug-in.

  • Left-clicking the View link displays the plug-in code in your browser. You can right-click over the link and "Save Target As " or "Save Link As" to download the NY file.
  • Left-clicking the Download link will download the same NY file archived inside a ZIP file. The ZIP archive may also contain help files or other useful information. The contents of the ZIP file must be extracted before they can be used.
    • If left-click does not download the ZIP correctly, right-click over the link and "Save Target As " or "Save Link As" instead.
Plug-ins denoted in these lists as "Type 3 plug-in" will not function correctly in legacy Audacity versions before 1.3.4, and some plug-ins may be denoted as requiring a specific minimum version of Audacity. Always use the current Audacity version. This should support all listed plug-ins unless otherwise stated.

Generate Plug-in Downloads

These plug-ins usually appear towards the bottom of the Generate menu in Audacity.

  1. Tone Generators
    1. Buzz tone generator
    2. DTMF Tones (random)
    3. DTMF Tones
    4. PWM
  2. Noise Generators
    1. Harmonic Noise
  3. Special Effects
    1. Binaural Tones with Surf 2
    2. Surf-lfo
    3. Surf-oxy
  4. Instruments
    1. Fire and Explosion sounds
    3. Risset Bell
  5. Sequence Generators
    1. Rndtone
    2. SQ1 Generator Sequencer
  6. Generator Utilities
    1. Nyquist Generate Prompt
    2. Tuning Fork
    3. Variable Duration Silence Generator

Effect plug-in Downloads

These plug-ins usually appear towards the bottom of the Effect menu in Audacity.

  1. Amplify, Mix and Pan Effects
    1. Amplify Left or Right Channel
    2. Bass to Center
    3. Center Pan Remover
    4. Channel Mixer
    5. Cross Fade In
    6. Cross Fade Out
    7. Fade In and Out
    8. Panning
    9. Panning (LFO)
    10. Panning (random)
    11. Pseudo-Stereo
    12. Ramp Panning
    13. Repair Channel
    14. Stereo Butterfly (static)
    15. Stereo Butterfly (LFO)
    16. Stereo Butterfly (ramp)
    17. Stereo Widener
  2. Delay and Reverb
    1. Bouncing Ball Delay
    2. Bouncing Ball Delay with Panning
    3. Bouncing Ball Delay with Tone Shift
    4. Reverse Bouncing Ball Delay
    5. Reverse Bouncing Ball Delay with Tone Shift
    6. Chimes delay
    7. Delay with High Pass Filter
    8. Delay with Low Pass filter
    9. Delay with Pitch Change
    10. Delay with Stereo Flip
    11. Delay with Tone Shift
  3. Distortion Effects
    1. Harmonic Enhancer
    2. Tape Saturation Limiter
  4. Dynamics Processing
    1. Broadcast Limiter II
    2. Broadcast Limiter III
    3. Hyperexp
    4. Limiter
    5. Limiter (2)
    6. Noise Gate
    7. Pop Mute
    8. Text Envelope
  5. Filters
    1. Band Stop Filter
    2. Chebyshev Type I Filter
    3. Classic EQ
    4. Comb Filter
    5. Customizable EQ
    6. Desk EQ
    7. High Pass Filter with q
    8. High Pass Filter (LFO)
    9. Low Pass Filter (LFO)
    10. Low Pass Filter with Q
    11. Multiband EQ
    12. Mutron
    13. Notch Filter
    14. Parametric EQ
    15. Random Low Pass Filter
    16. Resonant Filter
    17. Shelf Filter
    18. Ten Band EQ
  6. Modulation Effects
    1. Dual Tape Decks
    2. Flanger (linear)
    3. Isochronic modulator
    4. Random Amplitude Modulation
    5. Random Pitch Modulation
    6. Ring modulator
    7. Variable Tremolo
  7. Sequencer Effects
    1. Audio Selection Sequencer 2
  8. Time, Pitch and Tempo
    1. Extract Audio
    2. Insert Silence
    3. Regular interval audio splitter
    4. Tempo Change
    5. Time Shifter
    6. Trim / Extend
    7. Turntable Warping MS

Analyze Plug-in Downloads

These plug-ins usually appear towards the bottom of the Analyze menu in Audacity.

Nyquist plug-ins shipped with current Audacity

The following 25 Nyquist plug-ins are shipped with the current Audacity version. You can read about what each plug-in does on Index of Effects, Generators and Analyzers in the Audacity Manual.

  • adjustable-fade.ny
  • beat.ny
  • clicktrack.ny
  • clipfix.ny
  • crossfadeclips.ny
  • crossfadetracks.ny
  • delay.ny
  • equalabel.ny
  • highpass.ny
  • limiter.ny
  • lowpass.ny
  • notch.ny
  • pluck.ny
  • rissetdrum.ny
  • sample-data-export.ny
  • SilenceMarker.ny
  • SoundFinder.ny
  • SpectralEditMulti.ny
  • SpectralEditParametricEQ.ny
  • SpectralEditShelves.ny
  • StudioFadeOut.ny
  • tremolo.ny
  • vocalrediso.ny
  • vocalremover.ny (legacy)
  • vocoder.ny

Plug-in authors

These plug-ins have been contributed by:

  • Steve Daulton
  • Edgar Franke
  • Steven Jones
  • Paul Licameli
  • David R.Sky
  • Jvo Studer
  • Will McCown.
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