How to Download Audacity

If your computer hardware is having difficulty with the in-browser recording software, we recommend downloading a free program called Audacity. Instructions are below for Windows PCs and Macs.

NOTE: Either a built-in (laptop) or external (desktop) microphone is required.

Windows Instructions:

  • Click HERE to open the Audacity download website for PCs.
  • Click "Audacity 2.2.2 installer" to download the file. 
  • Once downloaded, click on the installation file to run it.

- In Chrome, click the file at the bottom of the browser window.
- In Firefox, click the Save button, then click the down arrow in the upper right corner. Click on the audacity file name to begin the installation. 

  • Click Yes to allow Audacity to install.
  • Choose your language, default is English. 
  • Click the Next button four times, then click the Install button.
  • Click Next and then Finish. 


Mac Instructions:

  • Click HERE to open the Audacity download website for Macs.
  • Click “Audacity 2.2.2 .dmg file”
  • Once downloaded, click on the installation file to run it.

- In Chrome, click the file at the bottom of the browser window.
- In Firefox, click the Save button, then click the down arrow in the upper right corner. Click on the audacity file name to begin the installation. 

  • Double-click the downloaded DMG to mount it.

  • Drag the “Audacity.app” icon in the DMG window to the /Applications folder icon on the right. Alternatively, drag the “Audacity.app” icon to any other location of your choosing.

  • Do not double-click the “Audacity” icon in the DMG to launch Audacity from there.

  • Eject the DMG at bottom left of Finder, then launch Audacity.app from /Applications or from your chosen location.

You are now ready to record using Audacity!

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