Audio Analyzers

Tenacity – cross-platform multi-track audio editor/recorder

Tenacity is an easy-to-use multi-track audio editor and recorder.

It is built on top of the widely popular Audacity.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Recording from audio devices (real or virtual).
  • Export / Import a wide range of audio formats (extendible with FFmpeg).
  • High quality including up to 32-bit float audio support.
  • Plug-ins providing support for VST, LV2, and AU plugins.
  • Scripting in the built-in scripting language Nyquist, or in Python, Perl and other languages with named pipes.
  • Editing arbitrary sampling and multi-track timeline.
  • Accessibility including editing via keyboard, screen reader support and narration support.
  • Tools useful in the analysis of signals, including audio.
  • Natively supports MKA/MKV (Matroska) import and export (including support for importing Matroska tracks as label tracks). Importing and exporting audio is limited to using PCM and FLAC codecs only.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Differences from Audacity:

  • New, modern themes.
  • Improved support for more platforms such as Haiku.
  • Matroska importing and exporting without needing FFmpeg.
  • Support for importing, editing, exporting Matroska chapters as label tracks.
  • Sync-lock improvements, including the ability to temporarily override sync-lock.
  • Horizontal scrolling in the Frequency Analysis window.
  • Under-the-hood changes, such as a revamped build system allowing for modern upstream dependencies.

Support: Code Repository
Developer: Tenacity Team
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

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Tenacity is written in C++ and C. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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Torin Doyle
Torin Doyle
3 days ago

I don’t see big enough differences to switch to Tenacity over Audacity right now.

2 days ago
Reply to  Torin Doyle

Does Audacity still have privacy concerns?

Torin Doyle
Torin Doyle
2 days ago
Reply to  Ivan

Hi Ivan. I’m not sure.