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On Windows and Mac, put them in the Audacity Plug-ins folder.
 
On Windows and Mac, put them in the Audacity Plug-ins folder.
 
* On '''Windows''', the Audacity plug-ins folder is usually at {{path|C:\Program Files\Audacity\Plug-ins}}
 
* On '''Windows''', the Audacity plug-ins folder is usually at {{path|C:\Program Files\Audacity\Plug-ins}}
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** For LV2 plug-ins on Windows they should be placed on the '''Common Files''' folder in your '''Program Files''' folder (or "Program Files (x86)''' on 64-bit Windows machines).
 
* On '''Mac''', the Audacity plug-ins folder is usually at {{path|Mac Hard Disk > Applications > Audacity > Plug-ins}}
 
* On '''Mac''', the Audacity plug-ins folder is usually at {{path|Mac Hard Disk > Applications > Audacity > Plug-ins}}
 
{{Hint|For extra paths from which Audacity can load LADSPA, VST or Audio Unit plug-ins, see the respective links in "Types of plug-in" [[#types|above]].}}
 
{{Hint|For extra paths from which Audacity can load LADSPA, VST or Audio Unit plug-ins, see the respective links in "Types of plug-in" [[#types|above]].}}
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:{{path|/usr/local/share/audacity/plug-ins}} or
 
:{{path|/usr/local/share/audacity/plug-ins}} or
 
:{{path|/usr/local/lib/ladspa/plug-ins}}
 
:{{path|/usr/local/lib/ladspa/plug-ins}}
 
  
 
== Free plug-in downloads ==
 
== Free plug-in downloads ==

Revision as of 08:49, 12 August 2014

Gale 01Aug14: ToDo-1 no mention of LV2.
This page is an overview of the four audio plug-in formats supported by Audacity.
Audacity has built-in support for LADSPA and Nyquist plug-ins, and platform-specific support for VST and Audio Unit plug-ins.
 
Related article(s):



Types of plug-in

Audacity can use the following types of plug-in effects:

How do you add plug-ins to Audacity?

On Windows and Mac, put them in the Audacity Plug-ins folder.

  • On Windows, the Audacity plug-ins folder is usually at C:\Program Files\Audacity\Plug-ins
    • For LV2 plug-ins on Windows they should be placed on the Common Files folder in your Program Files folder (or "Program Files (x86) on 64-bit Windows machines).
  • On Mac, the Audacity plug-ins folder is usually at Mac Hard Disk > Applications > Audacity > Plug-ins
For extra paths from which Audacity can load LADSPA, VST or Audio Unit plug-ins, see the respective links in "Types of plug-in" above.
  • On Linux, plug-ins can be added to:
~/.audacity-files/plug-ins
/usr/share/audacity/plug-ins
/usr/lib/ladspa/plug-ins
/usr/local/share/audacity/plug-ins or
/usr/local/lib/ladspa/plug-ins

Free plug-in downloads


Limitations

  • No real-time effects: Audacity cannot yet preview an effect while changing the parameters of the effect. Audacity cannot yet apply effects to audio while it is playing or recording.
  • VST instrument (VSTi) plug-ins that generate sound are not supported


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