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== Free plug-in downloads ==
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== Free plugin downloads ==
 
{{ednote|'''Gale 12Aug14:''' Add links for LV2 (none working?) and VAMP downloads.}}
 
{{ednote|'''Gale 12Aug14:''' Add links for LV2 (none working?) and VAMP downloads.}}
 
* '''LADSPA'''
 
* '''LADSPA'''
** [http://audacity.googlecode.com/files/LADSPA_plugins-win-0.4.15.exe Set of over 90 plug-ins for Windows]
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** [http://audacity.googlecode.com/files/LADSPA_plugins-win-0.4.15.exe Set of over 90 plugins for Windows]
** [http://gaclrecords.org.uk/swh-plugins-mac-0.4.15.zip Set of over 90 plug-ins for Mac]
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** [http://gaclrecords.org.uk/swh-plugins-mac-0.4.15.zip Set of over 90 plugins for Mac]
 
** [http://www.ladspa.org Linux information]
 
** [http://www.ladspa.org Linux information]
  
 
* '''Nyquist'''
 
* '''Nyquist'''
** [[Download Nyquist Plug-ins|Recommended Plug-ins]]   
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** [[Download Nyquist Plugins|Recommended Plugins]]   
** [http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewforum.php?f=42 Experimental Plug-ins]
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** [http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewforum.php?f=42 Experimental Plugins]
  
 
* '''VST'''  
 
* '''VST'''  
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** [http://www.hitsquad.com Hitsquad] for [http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/win95/PLUGINS_VST/freeware/ Windows] and [http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/mac/PLUGINS_VST/freeware/ Mac]
 
** [http://www.hitsquad.com Hitsquad] for [http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/win95/PLUGINS_VST/freeware/ Windows] and [http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/mac/PLUGINS_VST/freeware/ Mac]
 
** [http://www.kvraudio.com/ KVR Audio] for [http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php?mode=results&st=q&s=6 Windows] and [http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php?mode=results&st=q&s=8 Mac]  
 
** [http://www.kvraudio.com/ KVR Audio] for [http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php?mode=results&st=q&s=6 Windows] and [http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php?mode=results&st=q&s=8 Mac]  
** [http://dmoz.org/Computers/Multimedia/Music_and_Audio/Software/Plug-ins Open Directory] (Windows, Mac)
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** [http://dmoz.org/Computers/Multimedia/Music_and_Audio/Software/Plugins Open Directory] (Windows, Mac)
  
 
* '''Audio Units''' (only on Mac)
 
* '''Audio Units''' (only on Mac)
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* '''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.
 
* '''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. 64-bit VST plug-ins are not supported, nor are VST 3 plug-ins.  
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* VST instrument (VSTi) plugins that generate sound are not supported. 64-bit VST plugins are not supported, nor are VST 3 plugins.  
  
 
==For Developers==
 
==For Developers==
  
* If you're interested in writing your own plug-ins, see "[[Creating your own Plug-in]]".  
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* If you're interested in writing your own plugins, see "[[Creating your own Plugin]]".  
* To help us improve support for audio plug-ins, subscribe to [http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/audacity-devel audacity-devel] and introduce yourself.  
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* To help us improve support for audio plugins, subscribe to [http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/audacity-devel audacity-devel] and introduce yourself.  
  
[[Category:Plug-ins]][[Category:Tips]]
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[[Category:Plugins]][[Category:Tips]]

Revision as of 17:57, 29 October 2014

This page is an overview of the audio plugin formats supported by Audacity.
Audacity has cross-platform support for LADSPA, LV2, Nyquist and VAMP plugins, and platform-specific support for VST and Audio Unit plugins.

Types of plugin

Audacity can use the following types of plugin effects:

How do you add plugins to Audacity?

On Windows and Mac, you can put LADSPA, Nyquist and VST plugins in the Audacity "Plug-Ins" folder.

  • On Windows, the Audacity "Plug-Ins" folder is usually at C:\Program Files\Audacity\Plug-Ins (or C:\Program Files (x86)\Audacity\Plug-Ins on 64-bit computers)
  • On Mac, the Audacity plugins folder is usually at Mac Hard Disk > Applications > Audacity > plug-ins
For extra paths from which Audacity can load LADSPA, Nyquist and VST plugins, and paths for LV2, VAMP and Audio Unit plugins, see the respective links in "Types of plugin" above.
  • On Linux, plugins 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 plugin downloads

Gale 12Aug14: Add links for LV2 (none working?) and VAMP 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) plugins that generate sound are not supported. 64-bit VST plugins are not supported, nor are VST 3 plugins.

For Developers