AudacityIs not only a tool we use a lot, it is also part of the PlebMachine™
A brilliant tool we use it all the time.
The Tech Specs
Audacity can record and edit 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit (floating point) samples, and up to 96 KHz. sample rate. What this means is that although some of it's tools are simplistic, Audacity's audio quality is no slouch; it performs up to professional standards.
There are unlimited Undo (and Redo), and the only limit to the number of tracks you can edit and mix are the limits of your computer's processor and RAM. The program comes with several installed effects, including one that can help remove static, hiss, hum, or other constant background noises. You can also load and use VST plug-ins with the add-on VST Enabler, which gives you access to the very big world world of free VST plug-ins online (although these will still be applied destructively).While Audacity is relatively powerful, its user interface is reduced to the most default, basic look you can imagine. Does that make it hard to use? No, on the contrary. Having such a light interface may not be aesthetically pleasing to some, but it sure helps with work flow and efficiency. Just about everything is accessed from the drop down menus, while only the basic functions are added to the top bar. The rest of the work space is free for arrangement of tracks and channels. Having to make a few steps in order to access various effects and features takes some time toe get used to.
However, it doesn’t have much of a negative impact yon your work.