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== 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.
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|/usr/local/share/audacity/plug-ins}} or
== Free plug-in downloads ==
== Free plug-in downloads ==

Latest revision as of 09:15, 12 May 2021

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


  • 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.

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