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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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{{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)''
  
 
== How do you add plug-ins to Audacity? ==
 
== 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.
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See [https://alphamanual.audacityteam.org/man/Installing_Plug-ins '''Installing Plug-ins'''] in the Audacity Manual.
* 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|~/Library/Application Support/audacity/Plug-Ins}}
 
{{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:
 
:{{path|~/.audacity-files/plug-ins}}
 
:{{path|/usr/share/audacity/plug-ins}}
 
:{{path|/usr/lib/ladspa/plug-ins}}
 
:{{path|/usr/local/share/audacity/plug-ins}} or
 
:{{path|/usr/local/lib/ladspa/plug-ins}}
 
  
 
== 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]
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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]
{{ednote|'''Bill 02Sep2017:''' Link no longer works
 
** [http://gaclrecords.org.uk/swh-plugins-mac-0.4.15.zip Set of over 90 plug-ins for Mac]
 
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* '''Nyquist'''
 
* '''Nyquist'''
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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. VST 3 plug-ins are not yet supported.
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{{note| Also please see '''[[Plug-ins that crash Audacity or fail to work properly in Audacity]]'''. }}
  
 
==For Developers==
 
==For Developers==

Latest revision as of 22:38, 12 May 2022

Warning icon This page has been deprecated. Newer information can be found here: https://plugins.audacityteam.org
The information on this page are likely out-of-date and will not be updated in the forseeable future. It may be removed at any time.
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?

See Installing Plug-ins in the Audacity Manual.

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. VST 3 plug-ins are not yet supported.

For Developers