How to install Audacity on Debian 8.3

How to install Audacity on Debian 8.3

Audacity is an open-source, multi-platform audio editor and recorder, running on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It has features like distortion effect, rhythm track, timer record, etc. This tutorial covers on the installation procedure of Audacity on Debian. 


Installation procedure

To begin with the installation procedure, first open the sources.list file using the nano command. 

root@linuxhelp:~# nano /etc/apt/sources.list

The sources.list file is opened. Now add these lines at end of the file. Save and exit from the file. 

deb stable main contrib non-free
deb jessie main

Next execute the command to update the apt sources-list.

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update
Get:1 jessie-updates InRelease [145 kB]
Ign jessie InRelease                      
Get:2 jessie Release.gpg [2,373 B]        
Get:3 jessie Release [148 kB]                 
Get:4 jessie/main amd64 Packages [6,776 kB]
Ign stable InRelease                                                       
Get:5 jessie-updates/main Sources [15.5 kB]               
Get:6 jessie-updates/contrib Sources [32 B]          
Get:7 jessie-updates/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex [7,900 B]
Get:8 jessie-updates/contrib amd64 Packages [32 B]
Get:9 jessie-updates/contrib Translation-en [14 B]    
Get:10 jessie-updates/main Translation-en/DiffIndex [2,704 B]  
Get:11 stable Release.gpg [2,373 B]                 
Get:12 jessie-updates/main amd64 2017-03-14-2025.02.pdiff [526 B]
Get:13 jessie-updates/main amd64 2017-04-15-2027.16.pdiff [528 B]
Get:14 jessie-updates/main amd64 2017-04-15-2027.16.pdiff [528 B]
Fetched 23.4 MB in 5min 37s (69.5 kB/s)                                                          
Reading package lists... Done

The sources.list is updated in the target machine. Now install the Audacity package using the apt-get install command. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install audacity
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  audacity-data libflac++6 libid3tag0 libportsmf0 libsbsms10 libsoxr0 libvamp-hostsdk3
  libwxbase3.0-0 libwxgtk3.0-0
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  audacity audacity-data libflac++6 libid3tag0 libportsmf0 libsbsms10 libsoxr0 libvamp-hostsdk3
  libwxbase3.0-0 libwxgtk3.0-0
0 upgraded, 10 newly installed, 0 to remove and 264 not upgraded.
Need to get 10.4 MB of archives.
After this operation, 43.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Setting up audacity (2.0.6-2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-18+deb8u2) ...

Once the package is installed, click on the Activities window and type the Audacity package name in the search bar. The icon appears, run the application and use it for various audio recording and editing purposes. Audacity

Wasn't that an easy installation procedure? Audacity can record multiple recordings and has playback devices managed by the device toolbar. 

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