Modules Preferences

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Enable these Modules (if present), next time Audacity is started

Warning icon All the following modules are considered experimental.
  • None of these modules are shipped with Audacity releases. To use them you must compile the module and compile Audacity on the same day.
  • Expect to find some issues if you do use any modules.
  • mod-script-pipe: This is a GUI plug-in that allows Audacity to be driven from an external Perl script. Commands are sent to Audacity over a named pipe. A sample Perl script is included in the latest Audacity SVN Development Code. Any scripting language that supports named pipes can be used in place of Perl. For more details, see Scripting.
Audacity and command-line window running a script


  • mod-nyq-bench: Nyquist Workbench is a graphical editor for writing Nyquist plug-ins and scripts. Plug-ins can be run directly from the editor. Nyquist Workbench is highly recommended (though not essential) for anyone interested in writing Nyquist plug-ins for Audacity.
Nyquist Workbench with notch.ny plug-in loaded in Script window.
    Current features include:
    • Full support for Generate, Process and Analyze effects
    • Auto load last file
    • Built-in output/debug screen
    • Parentheses matching.
    Nyquist Workbench must be compiled from the latest Audacity SVN Development Code. Compiling instructions for the Workbench are here. Alternatively, Nyquist code snippets can be tested at Effect > Nyquist Prompt....


  • mod-track-panel: This is the start of an experiment that will ultimately provide a more flexible panel for the audio, label, MIDI and note tracks. It allows us to safely experiment with new additions to these core features and is currently only of value to developers. To use mod-track-panel, you must compile it from the latest Audacity SVN Development Code.
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