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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], [http://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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{{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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* [[LV2 Support|LV2 Plug-ins]]
 
* [[LV2 Support|LV2 Plug-ins]]
 
* [[Nyquist Plug-ins]]  
 
* [[Nyquist Plug-ins]]  
* [[Vamp Plug-ins|VAMP Analysis Plug-ins]]
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* [[Vamp Plug-ins|Vamp Analysis Plug-ins]]
 
* [[VST Plug-ins|VST effect plug-ins]] ''(only on Windows and Mac)''.
 
* [[VST Plug-ins|VST effect plug-ins]] ''(only on Windows and Mac)''.
 
* [[Audio Units|Audio Unit Plug-ins]] ''(only on Mac)''
 
* [[Audio Units|Audio Unit Plug-ins]] ''(only on Mac)''
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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 plug-ins 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 plug-ins 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}}
{{ednote|'''Peter 10Jan17:''' [[ToDo-1]] Mac pathing to be checked once Mac installation methods for 2.1.3 stabilize. Or we could simplify this whole section by simply redirecting the the Manual's installation pages once 2.1.3 is released.}}
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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]].}}
{{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''', plug-ins can be added to:
 
* '''On Linux''', plug-ins can be added to:
 
:{{path|~/.audacity-files/plug-ins}}
 
:{{path|~/.audacity-files/plug-ins}}
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== Free plug-in downloads ==
 
== Free plug-in downloads ==
{{ednote|'''Gale 12Aug14:''' Add links for LV2 (none working?) and VAMP downloads.}}
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* '''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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** [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 plug-ins 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 Plug-ins|Recommended Plug-ins]]   
 
** [[Download Nyquist Plug-ins|Recommended Plug-ins]]   
** [http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewforum.php?f=42 Experimental Plug-ins]
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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 ==  
 
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* 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.
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* '''Real-time effects:''' Not all effects in Audacity can preview an effect while changing the parameters of the effect.  
* 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) 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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{{note| Also please see '''[[Plug-ins that crash Audacity or fail to work properly in Audacity]]'''. }}
  
 
==For Developers==
 
==For Developers==

Revision as of 13:51, 21 July 2019

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

Limitations

  • Audacity cannot yet apply effects to audio while it is playing or recording.
  • Real-time effects: Not all effects in Audacity can preview an effect while changing the parameters of the effect.
  • 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