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the old way with Equalization effect in 2.3.2 and earlier:
  1. Left-clicking the "Download" link for a curve should download the file in almost all web browsers. If this only displays the curve values in the browser, right-click the download link and select "Save Link As...", Save As..." or some similar "Save" or "Download" command.
  2. Save the file to any location on your computer. The best location to save to is inside Audacity's folder for application data as follows:
    • Windows Vista and later: Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Audacity\
    • OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/
    • Linux: ~/.audacity-data/ .
  3. Select some audio and choose Effect > Equalization.
  4. Choose "Save/Manage Curves...".
  5. Choose "Import...", select the .xml file you downloaded, then "Open" (if you did not save the file to the above location, you'll need to navigate to the correct location first).
  6. Click "OK".
Warning icon In order to see Audacity's application data folder on Windows, OS X 10.7 or later or GNU/Linux, you must show hidden files and folders or type the folder location into your file manager's address bar.

  • Windows: In the tree on the left of Explorer, double-click "Users" then double-click your username, then on the right, double-click the AppData or Application Data folder and navigate through that. If necessary, show hidden files and folders on Windows or type %appdata%\audacity or shell:appdata\audacity into the Explorer address bar then press ENTER on your keyboard.

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later: Open Finder, use the "Go" menu, choose "Go to Folder" and type ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/, or set Finder to show your User Library folder.

Peter 25Mar20: commenting this out as cruft - the users should always get factory presets

Audacity Default Curves

If you are looking for these because you have no curves at all, right-click over the following link Audacity default curves and save to the folder location described above.

If you just want a copy of the defaults, rename this download or you will overwrite any other curves that you currently have.