Lame For Audacity Mac

admin 12/10/2021

As more and more members continue to inquire about, sign up for and put AudioAcrobat to the test, there continues to be a rising need for an inexpensive audio editing software solution. This ever-increasing interest in the removal of unwanted noises (coughing, intro/exit chimes, etc.) and unnecessary introductions/endings lends itself quite well to our #1 audio editing recommendation … Audacity.

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In today’s posting we will take our readers through the steps of downloading, installing and setting up Audacity (yes, this includes Lame) for use on Mac OS X.

For this tutorial, our readers will see snapshots of Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), as installed on a MacBook Pro.

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  • In today’s posting we will take our readers through the steps of downloading, installing and setting up Audacity (yes, this includes Lame) for use on Mac OS X. For this tutorial, our readers will see snapshots of Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), as installed on a MacBook Pro.
  • Lame MP3 for Audacity is one of the best free softwares for encoding mp3 files with high quality sound. Fun and easy to use, it's fit for all kinds of sound and music processing, from editing to audio recording. Lame is available for both Windows and Mac.
  • FFmpeg and LAME on macOS / Mac OS X. 64-bit libraries for Audacity 2.3.1 and later. Audacity 2.3.1 on Mac is now a 64-bit application and thus requires 64-bit libraries for LAME and Ffmpeg. It is recommended to use the.pkg installer versions (ZIP version is provided as alternative, PKG is better than DMG). 64-bit LAME for Mac OS X.

There are plenty of impostors out there on the web pushing their ‘free’ audio editing software. Some may even tell you that it’s Audacity, but don’t be fooled. There is one tried and true location to pick up your free download of Audacity, and that location has been, is and will continue to be in the foreseeable future http://audacity.sourceforge.net/.

Once the page has loaded, our readers will want to click the link for Mac OS X, as shown here:

LAME is a free codec for encoding MP3. It is being used by a lot of software which support MP3 such as CDex, WinAmp, Cripple and a lot more. And Audacity is among the software solutions which use LAME. LAME is vital to Audacity to export your recorded track to MP3. Step by Step Instructions for Downloading and Installing Audacity and the LAME Mp3 Encoder on a MAC Download Audacity: Make Sure you have located the stable version of Audacity. It is located in the box on the left side of the downloads. Look for your operating system, which is MAC OS X.

When clicked, your internet browser may prompt you to open/save the file. If given the option, go ahead and click ‘Save’.

Once downloaded, our readers can pull up their “Downloads” folder from the Mac OS X taskbar at the bottom of their screen. Click the Audacity .dmg file to begin installation.

Here, our readers will want to copy the Audacity folder and paste the folder into the “Applications” folder (using Finder often helps).

Once pasted into the “Applications” folder, our readers can click the “Audacity” folder under “Applications”.

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Lame For Audacity Mac

The folder will expand to display an Audacity program icon. Go ahead and click the icon to launch the Audacity program.

If the message seen below appears, our readers will want to make sure to select “Open” in order to continue.

To recap, Audacity has now been installed and is setup to perform a variety of audio editing tasks. However, a very common question will arise when new Audacity users are ready to output their 1st edited file in the MP3 format.

For training purposes, we’ll skip ahead to setting up Lame within Audacity, thus allowing for MP3 output from the software. Here are some quick steps to follow along with:

Note: Make sure to have an audio file open before starting this walk-through; otherwise ‘Export’ will not be an available selection.

1. File >> Export

2. Format >> MP3 Files >> Save

3. Edit Metadata >> OK

4. Click “Download”

A new window should launch in our readers’ internet browser, allowing the user to click the hyperlink below to download Lame.

Make sure to select the version shown below for Mac OS X.

Once downloaded, our readers can pull up their “Downloads” folder from the Mac OS X taskbar at the bottom of their screen. Click the Lame .dmg file to begin installation.

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A folder containing the Lame .pkg file should appear. Go ahead and double-click the .pkg file to continue installation.

5. Install Lame

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6. Click “OK”

7. Pat yourself on the back >> Job well done!

Now, for each further export of an MP3 file, Lame is in place to make your request possible!

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