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{{intro|This page is an overview of the audio plugin formats supported by Audacity.|Audacity has cross-platform support for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LADSPA LADSPA], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LV2 LV2], [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/nyquist Nyquist] and [http://www.vamp-plugins.org/index.html VAMP] plugins, and platform-specific support for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Studio_Technology VST] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Units Audio Unit] plugins. }}  
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{{intro|This page is an overview of the audio plug-in formats supported by Audacity.|Audacity has cross-platform support for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LADSPA LADSPA], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LV2 LV2], [https://web.audacityteam.org/help/nyquist Nyquist] and [http://www.vamp-plugins.org/index.html Vamp] plug-ins, and platform-specific support for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Studio_Technology VST] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Units Audio Unit] plug-ins. }}  
 
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<div id="types"></div>
 
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==Types of plugin==
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==Types of plug-in==
Audacity can use the following types of plugin effects:
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Audacity can use the following types of plug-in effects:
  
* [[Ladspa Plugins|LADSPA Plugins]]  
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* [[Ladspa Plug-ins|LADSPA Plug-ins]]  
* [[LV2 Support|LV2 Plugins]]
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* [[LV2 Support|LV2 Plug-ins]]
* [[Nyquist Plugins]]  
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* [[Nyquist Plug-ins]]  
* [[Vamp Plugins|VAMP Analysis Plugins]]
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* [[Vamp Plug-ins|Vamp Analysis Plug-ins]]
* [[VST Plugins|VST effect plugins]] ''(only on Windows and Mac)''.
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* [[VST Plug-ins|VST effect plug-ins]] ''(only on Windows and Mac)''.
* [[Audio Units|Audio Unit Plugins]] ''(only on Mac)''
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* [[Audio Units|Audio Unit Plug-ins]] ''(only on Mac)''
  
== How do you add plugins to Audacity? ==
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== How do you add plug-ins to Audacity? ==
 
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On Windows and Mac, you can put LADSPA, Nyquist and VST plug-ins in the Audacity "Plug-Ins" folder.
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 {{path|C:\Program Files\Audacity\Plug-Ins}} (or {{path|C:\Program Files (x86)\Audacity\Plug-Ins}} on 64-bit computers)
 
* On '''Windows''', the Audacity "Plug-Ins" folder is usually at {{path|C:\Program Files\Audacity\Plug-Ins}} (or {{path|C:\Program Files (x86)\Audacity\Plug-Ins}} on 64-bit computers)
* On '''Mac''', the Audacity plugins folder is usually at {{path|Mac Hard Disk > Applications > Audacity > plug-ins}}
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* On '''Mac''', the Audacity plug-ins folder is usually at {{path|~/Library/Application Support/audacity/Plug-Ins}}
{{Hint|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" [[#types|above]].}}
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{{Hint|For extra paths from which Audacity can load LADSPA, Nyquist and VST plug-ins, and paths for LV2, Vamp and Audio Unit plug-ins, see the respective links in "Types of plug-in" [[#types|above]].}}
* '''On Linux''', plugins can be added to:
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* '''On Linux''', plug-ins can be added to:
 
:{{path|~/.audacity-files/plug-ins}}
 
:{{path|~/.audacity-files/plug-ins}}
 
:{{path|/usr/share/audacity/plug-ins}}
 
:{{path|/usr/share/audacity/plug-ins}}
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:{{path|/usr/local/lib/ladspa/plug-ins}}
 
:{{path|/usr/local/lib/ladspa/plug-ins}}
  
== Free plugin downloads ==
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== Free plug-in downloads ==
{{ednote|'''Gale 12Aug14:''' Add links for LV2 (none working?) and VAMP downloads.}}
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{{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 plugins for Windows]
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** [https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity.html/LADSPA_plugins-win-0.4.15.exe Set of over 90 plug-ins for Windows]
** [http://gaclrecords.org.uk/swh-plugins-mac-0.4.15.zip Set of over 90 plugins for Mac]
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** [https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity.html/swh-plugins-mac-0.4.15.zip Set of over 90 plug-ins for Mac]
 
** [http://www.ladspa.org Linux information]
 
** [http://www.ladspa.org Linux information]
  
 
* '''Nyquist'''
 
* '''Nyquist'''
** [[Download Nyquist Plugins|Recommended Plugins]]   
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** [[Download Nyquist Plug-ins|Recommended Plug-ins]]   
** [http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewforum.php?f=42 Experimental Plugins]
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** [https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewforum.php?f=42 Experimental Plug-ins]
  
 
* '''VST'''  
 
* '''VST'''  
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* '''Audio Units''' (only on Mac)
 
* '''Audio Units''' (only on Mac)
** [http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/mac/PLUGINS_AU/freeware/ Hitsquad]  
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** [http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/mac/PLUGINS_AU/freeware/ Hitsquad]
  
 
== Limitations ==  
 
== 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.
 
* '''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.  
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* 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.  
  
 
==For Developers==
 
==For Developers==
  
* If you're interested in writing your own plugins, see "[[Creating your own Plugin]]".  
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* If you're interested in writing your own plug-ins, see "[[Creating your own Plug-in]]".  
* To help us improve support for audio plugins, 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 plug-ins, subscribe to [http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/audacity-devel audacity-devel] and introduce yourself.  
  
[[Category:Plugins]][[Category:Tips]]
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[[Category:Plug-ins]][[Category:Tips]]

Latest revision as of 07:28, 10 January 2018

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

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, you can put LADSPA, Nyquist and VST plug-ins 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 plug-ins folder is usually at ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/Plug-Ins
For extra paths from which Audacity can load LADSPA, Nyquist and VST plug-ins, and paths for LV2, Vamp and 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

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) plug-ins that generate sound are not supported. 64-bit VST plug-ins are not supported, nor are VST 3 plug-ins.

For Developers