Use the link below to access free downloads for the audacity and lame software. Follow the instructions on the left to assist you in downloading and installing the software on a Windows based computer. Follow the instructions on the right to assist you in downloading and installing the software on a Mac based computer
Windows: How do I install Audacity?
On the download page, left-click the "installer" link to save it to your computer. Alternatively you can directly access the Audacity 2.0.5 below.
Check the browser preferences if necessary to find out where your downloads are saved. Alternatively, right-click over the link, "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" and choose the location to save the file to. Then double-click the downloaded .exe file to start the installer. You must be an administrator on the computer to do this, or follow the prompts to confirm your permission to install.
Run: Using Internet Explorer and a few other browsers, you can left-click the "installer" link and select an option to "Run" the file. This launches the Audacity setup immediately. Note: Some security programs will query or block installers running from the computer's temporary space.
Windows: How do I download and install the LAME MP3 encoder?
Mac OS X: How do I install audacity?
On the http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/mac page download Audacity 2.0.5. Alternatively you can directly access the Audacity 2.0.5 below.
MAc Os X: HOW DO I DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE LAME MP3 ENCODER?
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