Source Code for Audacity

  • Audacity 2.1.1 source tarball (.tar.xz file, 6.8 MB) : Standard source tarball, primarily for GNU/Linux. This assumes your system has necessary dependencies and libraries installed.
  • Git Repository For all platforms. Check out either the latest Audacity development code or a specific tagged release. Git checkouts are suitable for any system, including those that lack necessary dependencies to compile the standard source tarball.

System Requirements

How to Compile Audacity


The wxWidgets library is required. Audacity 2.1.1 requires wxGTK 2.8.12. The libsndfile library is also required and is included in Audacity obtained from Git. Installation of other libraries is optional.
CMake is required to build libsoxr which is now the Audacity default resampling library.
If you install libraries using a package management system like Apt or RPM, you need to install the "dev" (development) packages for each library.


To compile Audacity, run the following command in the Audacity source directory:
./configure && make
You can type ./configure --help to see a list of compilation options. After Audacity is compiled, run make install as root to install it.
Those new to compiling are recommended to look at Compiling Audacity for Beginners. Information for Developers is at Developer Guide.

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