When comparing Audacity vs Numerology 4, the Slant community recommends Audacity for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs? ” Audacity is ranked 13th while Numerology 4 is ranked 39th. The most important reason people chose Audacity is:
Audacity is available for free on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux with source code available [here](http://audacityteam.org/download/source).
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Pro Free, open source and cross-platform
Audacity is available for free on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux with source code available here.
Pro Well maintained
Audacity is constantly updated.
Pro Great community backing it
Pro Great for vocal track editing
Pro Easy to use browser
The new browser in Numerology 4 utilizes drag and drop for samples, and has an auto play mode for quick browsing.
Pro Great compatibility with controllers
Numerology 4 has made it possible for users to use several grid controllers at once. This can be useful when one controller is set up specifically for FX and the other is specifically for note input.
Con Not seen as a full DAW
Audacity doesn't have the capabilities of popular DAWs and generally isn't considered to be good option.
Con No real time effects
Users are unable to change effects in real time with Audacity. If effects are to be changed, no sound can be playing or recording.
Con Doesn't retain audio integrity
Audacity uses destructive editing, meaning applying effects, cutting, etc is non-reversable after you've saved a project.
Con Unable to use Synthesizers / virtual instruments
You can only use effect plugins or record live with this DAW.
Con Mac only
Numerology 4 is only compatible with Mac OS.