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Add-on: Integrated Audacity sound recording, editing and playback from the Video Sequence Editor


tintwotin writes:

How to do proper sound design in the Video Sequence Editor? As it is, you can't. It's way too limited in functionality. However, with this add-on, Audacity can be integrated in Blender, so you can control Audacity from Blender and pipe the edited audio data back and forth between the two softwares.


  • Start/stop recording from Blender, do the audio editing in Audacity and receive the edited recording in Blender.
  • Send the full sequence, the selected strips or single strip to Audacity.
  • Receive the edited full sequence(mixdown), the selected strips(mixdown) or single strip in Blender from Audacity.
  • Play Audacity in sync with Blender, so you can use Blender as a video preview while doing the sound design in Audacity. While playing in sync, the audio in Blender will be muted, so the Audio from Audacity can be heard solo(but not in single strip mode).

About the Author

I spend countless of hours, days, months and years on trying to improve the Blender VSE with very limited outcome compared to the time invested. I got some 70-80 patches commited, tho and I been involved in around 125 add-ons for the VSE and the Text Editor combined. Background as feature film director, screenwriter, film commissioner, game designer, neuro and creativity researcher.


  1. Francisco Ortiz on

    That is Awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing resource Tin2tin! Congratulations!!! It's super usefull!!!

  2. Another software integrated seamlessly! Lots of people use Audacity and for Blender this means yet bigger range. One great news. Myself used Audacity tones in VSE.

  3. This is awesome!

    I normally record tutorials in OBS, edit in Blender, but i still need Audacity to do normalise, noise reduction, and compression... this will speed that up a fair bit.

  4. aaahhh, tin to the rescue

    indeed blender lacks integrated audio tools

    for video a wind noise removal can be done with some filters ...

    thx for sharing

    have fun


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