Audacity Plugins
This site features various third-party plugins for Audacity
This site features download links to various plugins for Audacity, which can be used to extend Audacity's functionality to better match your workflow.
The most popular plugins are:
  • ACX Check, a plugin to check if an audio book complies with the ACX guidelines
  • The GVST plugin suite, known for GVerb (a reverb plugin) and GSnap (an auto-tune plugin)
  • FFMPEG, a library to import and export various media formats such as M4A, WMA and MP4.
Many other plugins can be found in the sidebar by category. If you'd like to download many plugins at once, you also can try entire plugin suites.

Installing Plugins

When you install plugins, they're automatically enabled the next time you restart Audacity 3.2. Further instructions can be found here:
Installing Plugins
Audacity Support
For Audacity 3.1.3 and prior, see consult the manual on further installation instructions.
Note: Audacity 3.1.3 does not yet support VST3 plugins.

Contributing to this site

This site is still in development.
If you want to add your own plugin, or one that you found on the web, read the contributing instructions.

Plugin formats supported by Audacity

Nyquist plugins

Audacity has built-in support for Nyquist effects on all operating systems. You can download additional Nyquist plug-ins, or create your own using the Nyquist programming language. Nyquist code can be conveniently tested using "Nyquist Prompt" under the Effect menu.

LV2 plugins

Audacity has built-in support for LV2 plug-ins, which are an extensible successor of LADSPA effects. LV2 plug-ins are mostly built for Linux, but Audacity supports LV2 on all operating systems. To install LV2 plug-ins, place them in the system LV2 location then use the Plug-ins Manager to enable the new plug-ins as in the plug-in installation instructions.

VST plugins

Audacity can load VST effects (but not VST instruments) on all operating systems.

VST3 plugins

Starting with Audacity 3.2, VST3 effects are also supported on all operating systems.

Audio Unit plugins

On Mac OS X only, you can add Audio Unit plug-ins to the system plug-in directories.

LADSPA plugins

LADSPA is superseded by LV2. These plug-ins are mostly built for Linux, but some old LADSPA plugins are available via the Legacy Windows and Legacy Mac sections.

Other sources

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: