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*'''[https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_effect_generator_and_analyzer_plug_ins_on_mac_os_x.html#nyquist_install Mac instructions]'''  
*'''[https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_effect_generator_and_analyzer_plug_ins_on_mac_os_x.html#nyquist_install Mac instructions]'''  
*'''[https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_effect_generator_and_analyzer_plug_ins_on_linux.html#nyquist_install Linux instructions]'''
*'''[https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_effect_generator_and_analyzer_plug_ins_on_linux.html#nyquist_install Linux instructions]'''
====Older versions of Audacity====
To install a Nyquist plug-in, place its ".NY" file in the Audacity "Plug-ins" folder. In Audacity 2.1.1 or later, use {{menu|Effect > Manage...}} or {{menu|Effect > Add / Remove Plug-Ins...}} to open the [https://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/manage_effects_generators_and_analyzers.html Effect Manager]. Select the plug-in(s) you want to install, then click {{button|Enable}} and {{button|OK}}.
*On '''Windows''' the "Plug-Ins" folder is in: '''Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\audacity\Plug-Ins'''
*On '''Mac''' place them in Audacity's "Plug-Ins" folder at '''~/Library/Application Support/audacity/Plug-Ins'''.
* On '''Linux''', create a directory called '''.audacity-files''' in your home folder and then create a '''plug-ins''' folder inside that. Copy (or move) the downloaded plug-in into the "plug-ins" folder. Alternatively, plug-ins may be installed system wide by placing them in '''usr/share/audacity''' if you installed an Audacity package supplied by your distribution, or '''usr/local/share/audacity''' if you compiled Audacity from source code.
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Revision as of 20:51, 16 March 2021

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.

Downloading or viewing plug-ins

  • Download the plug-in:
    • Left-click the download link to download the file in almost all web browsers. If this only displays the plug-in code, right-click the download link and select "Save Link As...", Save As..." or some similar "Save" or "Download" command. For further information, please see the documentation for your web browser.
  • View the plug-in code:
    • Chrome: Download any plug-in once, then right-click over the download button at the bottom of the browser and choose "Always open this file type".
    • Firefox: Open Options or Preferences, then click the "General" section at the top. In the "Downloads" section, choose "Always ask me where to save files". When you click the download link, you now have an extra option to open the file in a chosen application instead of save it.
    • Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge: Right-click the download link, choose any of the "Open" options then in the box that appears, click the "Open" button. In Edge, this also downloads the file.
    • Safari: Downloaded plug-ins will automatically open in your default text editor after download. You can disable automatic open after download in Safari Preferences.

Installing plug-ins

Audacity 3.x

To install Nyquist plug-ins in Audacity 3.0 or later, please follow the instructions in the Audacity manual:


These plug-ins were contributed over many years, and many versions of Audacity. In the vast majority of cases, old plug-ins should continue to work in more recent versions of Audacity. More recent Nyquist effects may not install in old versions of Audacity or may not work correctly.

Warning icon It is highly recommended to use the latest release version of Audacity, which is available via the Audacity website.

List of available plug-ins

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.

Generate plug-in downloads

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

Tone Generators
  1. Buzz tone generator
  2. DTMF Tones (random)
  3. DTMF Tones
  4. PWM
Noise Generators
  1. Harmonic Noise
Special Effects
  1. Binaural Tones with Surf 2
  2. Surf-lfo
  3. Surf-oxy
  1. Fire and Explosion sounds
  3. Pluck (Hz)
  4. Risset Bell
Sequence Generators
  1. Rndtone
  2. SQ1 Generator Sequencer
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.

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
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 BPM with Panning
  8. Delay with High-Pass Filter
  9. Delay with Low-Pass filter
  10. Delay with Pitch Change
  11. Delay with Stereo Flip
  12. Delay with Tone Shift
Distortion Effects
  1. Harmonic Enhancer
  2. Tape Saturation Limiter
Dynamics Processing
  1. Broadcast Limiter II
  2. Broadcast Limiter III
  3. Hyperexp
  4. LevelSpeech
  5. Limiter
  6. Limiter (2)
  7. Noise Gate
  8. Pop Mute
  9. Text Envelope
  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. Hum Remover
  10. Low-Pass Filter (LFO)
  11. Low-Pass Filter with Q
  12. Multiband EQ
  13. Mutron
  14. Notch Filter
  15. Parametric EQ
  16. Random Low-Pass Filter
  17. Resonant Filter
  18. Shelf Filter
  19. Ten Band EQ
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
Sequencer Effects
  1. Audio Selection Sequencer 2
Time, Pitch and Tempo
  1. Change Speed by Semitones
  2. Extract Audio
  3. Insert Silence
  4. Regular interval audio splitter
  5. Sliding Speed Change
  6. Tempo Change
  7. Time Shifter
  8. Trim / Extend
  9. Trim Silence
  10. Turntable Warping MS

Analyze plug-in downloads

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

All Analyze plug-ins
  1. ACX Check
  2. Peak Finder rft
  3. Pitch Detect
  4. Regular Interval Labels
  5. Selection Duration

Nyquist plug-ins shipped with current Audacity

The following 26 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
  • clipfix.ny
  • crossfadeclips.ny
  • crossfadetracks.ny
  • delay.ny
  • equalabel.ny
  • highpass.ny
  • limiter.ny
  • lowpass.ny
  • notch.ny
  • pluck.ny
  • rhythmtrack.ny
  • rissetdrum.ny
  • sample-data-export.ny
  • sample-data-import.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.
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 https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewforum.php?f=42. Please see Conventions for Nyquist Plug-ins before posting.

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