Nyquist installer missing

Hello everybody,

I am brand new here and to audacity as well. I would like to install an additional plugin, but there is no plugin installer in Tools > Nyquist Plug-in Installer… . I’ve expected to find it because of this instructions.

I’ve got the attached screen for Effects → Add/ Remove Plug-ins …, where I do not find any option to install a downloaded .ny file.
I am using Audacity 2.4.1, what I’ve installed from


How can I install an ny plugin? Clearly either I miss something trivial, or something is strange with the version I have installed.


This post explains the cause of the problem: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/ubuntu-mint-audacity-2-4-1-ppa-problem/57517/1

As described in that post, I would recommend installing the deb version from the main Ubuntu repository.
When you have done that, write back and say which version of Audacity you have, and which version of Ubuntu / Mint / other 'buntu based distro and we should be able to give you appropriate instructions for adding Nyquist plug-ins.

I’ve installed through that PPA, because the Plugin installer was also missing from the repository version. There was no Tool menu in this 2.2.1 version from the repository. Can you write me how to install a plugin in this version? I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS at the moment.

For Audacity 2.2.1:
Put the “.ny” file into the hidden folder:
(“~/” means your home folder)

Then launch Audacity and enable the plug-in using the plug-in manager: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/manage_effects_generators_and_analyzers.html