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This page collects together links to information on using Audacity's built-in effects. A list of the built-in effects in Audacity 1.2.6 is here.

HINT: TO USE EFFECTS YOU MUST SELECT THE AUDIO YOU WANT TO APPLY THE EFFECT TO, AND STOP PLAYBACK OR RECORDING! For help in selecting tracks or areas of audio, see Selecting Audio.

See Navigating Effects for help in navigating the Audacity Effect menu.


Help with specific effects:

  • Click Removal - using Audacity's Click Removal, Draw Tool and other solutions
  • GVerb - also alternative reverberation plug-ins: Anwida and Freeverb
  • Noise Removal - using Audacity's Noise Removal Effect and other solutions for removing steady noise

Modifying Audacity UI externally with Macro Programs

A user wanted to one-click access to effects he used frequently - through a popup menu. I suggested this could be done on Windows with macro programs such as AutoHotKey (opensource), PowerPro (freeware) and other pay-for Macro programs (eg. RoboTask). Googling Macro+MAC+OS+X turns up such programs as: QuickKeys, Keyboard Maestro, Key Xing and Youpi Key (caveat: I have no Mac experience).

That's the theory - in practice I haven't yet been able to create a script that will do the job. I'm pursuing this, initially with AutoHotKey and will update this when I have a working example. --Alec Burgess 16:24, 29 September 2007 (PDT)