Audacity Installation on Apple Mac Computer – Critical Nyquist Files Warning


If you receive an error message similar to the one pictured above, it’s likely that Audacity isn’t installed properly on your Apple Mac computer. Follow these instructions to resolve the issue.

  1. Delete (or move) your current Audacity program icon found in Applications.
  2. Download the latest version of Audacity.
  3. Expand the DMG file.
  4. Click and drag the entire Audacity folder into Applications. This contains help files and other files such as the Nyquist files that are required for operation.
  5. Also, be sure to also install the Lame encoder for saving to MP3 format.

Click here for further instructions, including quick-links to the files.

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