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This site features download links to various plugins for Audacity, which can be used to extend Audacity's functionality to better match your workflow.
All plugins in the realtime effects section can be used instantly and non-destructively from the effects panel in Audacity.
This means that you can change the effect settings while playing, and come back to your settings after doing many other things - without the need to undo anything, or to wait for the effect to be applied to the track.
Further information about using realtime effects can be found here:
When you install plugins, they're automatically enabled the next time you restart Audacity. Alternatively, you can also locate and enable them via Effect -> Plugin Manager -> Rescan Plugins. Further instructions can be found here:
Audacity has built-in support for LV2 plugins, which are an extensible successor of LADSPA effects. LV2 plugins are mostly built for Linux, but Audacity supports LV2 on all operating systems. To install LV2 plugins, place them in the system LV2 location then use the Plugin Manager to enable the new plugins as in the plugin installation instructions.
Audacity can load VST effects (but not VST instruments) on all operating systems.
Starting with Audacity 3.2, VST3 effects are also supported on all operating systems.
LADSPA is superseded by LV2. These plugins are mostly built for Linux.
This site is only meant as a starting point for effects. There are many more plugins, particularly VST3 ones, available on various vendor sites, directories and online stores. Some of them are listed below: