can't add noisegate as extension in the audacity

does anyone knows how to fix this?

I downloaded the plugin from wikipedia and placed it into audacity plugin folder
after I click on “add extension” it gives me the error can’t open the file :confused:

I’m using MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 (19G73)
Audacity: 2.3.3

Thank you!

I assume you mean this one: Missing features - Audacity Support

That effect is included in the current version of Audacity. I suggest that you update Audacity to version 2.4.2: Audacity ® | Download for Mac OS

yes, that’s exactley what I meant. Thank you :slight_smile:
will update it

Mission completed! 2.4.2 is on.
but I have another question now - what would you say is the (main) difference between noise gate and the typical noise reduction option(i have it in german so I don’t know how it is called in english )
becuase it seems to me that they are super similar.

Thank you

The “Noise Reduction” effect looks for frequencies that are in the “noise profile”, and reduces those frequencies when they are below a specified level.

The “Noise Gate” does not use a “profile”. It acts on all frequencies whenever the audio level goes below the threshold level.

ohhhh I see!!
Thank you so much for clarifying it