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Free & simple to use!
Very fast editing of large files
Record at up to 96 kHz
Import MPEG audio (mp2/mp3)
Lots of built-in effects
2011 Editors' Choice Audacity is a free and simple audio editor and recorder for multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and more. Audacity can be used to record, play, and edit (cut, copy, splice) a variety of audio file types including WAV, MP3, AIFF, OGG, Vorbis, and even live audio from microphone, line input, or other sources.
With ultra-sophisticated features for recording, importing/exporting, editing, sound effects, and supported sound qualities of 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit, Audacity is an extremely high quality, powerhouse audio editor. In addition to the plug-ins that are already included, various free plug-ins can be added pretty easily - including LADSPA plug-ins for adding new effects, VST plug-ins (with the optional VST Enabler).
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