With this light-weight audio software, you can benefit from fast and intuitive audio editing, recording and even use effect plugins.
Audacity provides you with a lot of functionality and excellent sound quality which supports 16, 24 and 32-bit sample rates. Formats are converted with high-quality resampling and dithering.
One of the upsides of Audacity is the chance to contribute to the project yourself due to its open-source nature and you can check in on the progress of the development whenever you want on Github or request new features. With around ~100 contributors you can be sure that development will be continously progressing fast and steady.
As a long time contender in the audio software business since its initial release in 2000, it is especially popular amongst users who need a reliant tool for voice-overs on podcasts, narrations for videos, journalism and more. Audacity is geared towards more novice users who are specialized in areas other than audio and just need to get a task done quick.
When using Audacity, be aware that editing changes of a
.wav file will result in changing the original file, so make sure to work on a copy before hacking away.