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This page lists all Nyquist plugins for Audacity that are available as separate downloads. Nyquist plugins support Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. Click any "Downloads" link to jump to the downloads page for that plugin category.
Unless otherwise indicated, all plugins are released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2.
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  • All new plugins added to this list are tested in the Audacity 2.x version current at the time, but many of the older plugins are still in need of testing.
  • Please also let us know which plugins you like and find useful as that will help us to develop the types of plugins that users want.


Installing Plugins

Nyquist plugins may be available as plain text files with the file extension .NY, or as a ZIP archive file. The NY file must be extracted from the ZIP archive before it can be used.

To install Nyquist plugins, place the NY file in the "Plug-Ins" folder inside the Audacity installation folder.

  • On Windows computers, this is usually at C:\Program Files\Audacity or on 64-bit Windows this will be C:\Program Files (x86)\Audacity.
  • On Mac OS X, it is usually under /Applications.
  • On Linux this is usually /usr/share/audacity/ if you installed a repository package of Audacity or /usr/local/share/audacity if you compiled Audacity. Note: You must log in as root to access /usr. Repository packages of Audacity may overwrite this folder. An easier alternative may be to create ~/.audacity-files/plugins/ in your home folder (the "." in the path means it is a hidden folder).

Restart Audacity, then the plugins will appear underneath the divider in the "Effect", "Generate" or "Analyze" menus.

Plugin Lists

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

  • Left-clicking the View link displays the plugin 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.
Plugins denoted in these lists as "Type 3 plugin" will not function correctly in legacy Audacity versions before 1.3.4, and some plugins may be denoted as requiring a specific minimum version of Audacity. Always use the current Audacity version. This should support all listed plugins unless otherwise stated.

Generate Plugin Downloads

These plugins 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 plugin Downloads

These plugins 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 Plugin Downloads

These plugins usually appear towards the bottom of the Analyze menu in Audacity.

  1. All plugins
    1. Peak Finder rft
    2. Pitch Detect
    3. Regular Interval Labels
    4. Selection Duration

Nyquist plugins shipped with current Audacity

The following 22 Nyquist plugins are shipped with the current Audacity version:

  • adjustable-fade.ny
  • beat.ny
  • clicktrack.ny
  • clipfix.ny
  • crossfadetracks.ny
  • delay.ny
  • equalabel.ny
  • highpass.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
  • vocalremover.ny
  • vocoder.ny

Plugin authors

These plugins have been contributed by:

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