How To Install Audacity Digital Audio Editor In Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will learn How To Install Audacity Digital Audio Editor In Ubuntu 18.04. Audacity is an open source application used to edit audio files and recording. Audacity is a cross-platform application and easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux. The Audacity Audio Editor was developed by the Audacity team and released for the first time on GNU GPLv2+ license on the year 2000.

How To Install Audacity Digital Audio Editor In Ubuntu 18.04

How To Install Audacity Digital Audio Editor In Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to Install Audacity Digital Audio Editor In Ubuntu 18.04:

Before starting the installation of Audacity Digital Audio Editor application we have to install the official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 18.04. To install the PPA repository in Ubuntu, open the terminal and run the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
The PPA contains the most recent release of Audacity since Audacity Team only provides an daily build PPA.

Removed Audacity 2.3.0 package, since it is considered ‘experimental’ for Linux.

For help, please use Audacity forum: http://forum.audacityteam.org/
More info: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntuhandbook1/+archive/ubuntu/audacity
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Ign:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease
Get:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [943 B]
Get:7 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Hit:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:9 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease

After installing the PPA repository just update the packages and repositories of ubuntu 18.04

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease
Ign:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:4 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [943 B]
Get:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Hit:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB]
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/eugenesan/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease

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Now let’s go ahead and install Audacity Digital Audio Editor package using below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install audacity
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-29-generic
libvamp-hostsdk3v5 libwxbase3.0-0v5 libwxgtk3.0-0v5
0 upgraded, 14 newly installed, 0 to remove and 117 not upgraded.
Need to get 10.8 MB of archives.
After this operation, 45.5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/audacity/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 audacity-data all 2.2.2-1build1~ubuntu18.04 [1,641 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 libflac++6v5 amd64 1.3.2-1 [27.7 kB]
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libid3tag0 amd64 0.15.1b-13 [31.2 kB]
Get:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/audacity/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 audacity amd64 2.2.2-1build1~ubuntu18.04 [3,624 kB]
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libserd-0-0 amd64 0.28.0~dfsg0-1 [37.0 kB]
Get:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libsord-0-0 amd64 0.16.0~dfsg0-1 [20.2 kB]
Get:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libsratom-0-0 amd64 0.6.0~dfsg0-1 [15.8 kB]
Get:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 liblilv-0-0 amd64 0.24.2~dfsg0-1 [38.0 kB]
Get:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libportsmf0v5 amd64 0.1~svn20101010-5ubuntu1 [54.5 kB]
Get:10 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libsoundtouch1 amd64 1.9.2-3 [39.6 kB]

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Audacity Digital Audio Editor package. To confirm the same reference the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l audacity
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii audacity 2.2.2-1build amd64 fast, cross-platform audio editor

To open this application, enter ‘audacity‘ in the terminal. Refer the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ audacity

Now you can see the Audacity Digital Audio Editor Application is open.

How To Install Audacity Digital Audio Editor In Ubuntu 18.04

Audacity Digital Audio Editor

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We have opened the Audacity Digital Audio Editor Application with the above command, You can also open the Audacity Digital Audio Editor application graphically using Search your Ubuntu Desktop Application box. Refer the snapshot below.

How To Install Audacity Digital Audio Editor In Ubuntu 18.04

Audacity Digital Audio Editor

How To Uninstall Audacity Digital Audio Editor In Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like Audacity Digital Audio Editor and want to uninstall the application from your system using following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r audacity
(Reading database ... 187808 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing audacity (2.2.2-1build1~ubuntu18.04) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

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That’s all, In this article, we have explained How To Install Audacity Digital Audio Editor In Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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