How to Install Audacity on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Audacity on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Audacity on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Audacity is used to record, cut, splice, and apply various effects to the recorded audio. Visit the Audacity features page for further details.

Install Audacity on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Audacity on the Ubuntu system.

  • Install Audacity via third-party PPA.

Now adding the unofficial PPA to your Ubuntu system’s software sources by issuing the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity

Once done, run the following commands one by one to check updates and install:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install audacity
  • Install Audacity via Snap.

Audacity is available as a snap. First, install Snap packages:

sudo apt install snapd

Next, install Audacity using the following command below:

sudo snap install audacity

Step 3. Launch Audacity.

Once you have updated the package repository, Audacity should be installed successfully. Now navigate to Activities and search for ‘audacity.’

That’s all you need to do to install Audacity on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Audacity, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.