March 8th, 2019: Audacity 2.3.1 Released
Audacity 2.3.1 replaces all previous versions for Windows, macOS and Linux. We’ve restored support for Linux which was missing in 2.3.0. Also Audacity for macOS is now a more modern 64-bit build.
- Over 20 bugs fixed, and a few small improvements/changes to features (since 2.3.0).
That annoying message from Apple saying: “32-bit support will be going the way of the dodo”, no longer shows when you install Audacity on Mac. The new 64-bit Audacity works with 64-bit libraries. To use FFmpeg or MP3 libraries with 64-bit Audacity, you will need to download the updated 64-bit versions.
On Windows, you may find that recording is disabled until you change Windows permissions for the microphone! That’s a security feature introduced by Windows. This affects all versions of Audacity, and affects many other audio programs.
A similar ‘recording is disabled’ problem occurs with macOS Mojave. Details about these in the FAQs in the manual:
- Windows: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_recording_troubleshooting.html#vista_7
- Mac: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_recording_troubleshooting.html#mac_silence
- Options and preferences:
- Microfades are now an opt-in feature. They were always on in 2.3.0.
- The advanced vertical zooming option is now available in the View->Zoom menu.
- Regular interval labels now support range labels.
See: 2.3.1 New Features for longer descriptions and links on how to use the new features.
Over 20 bugs that were in 2.3.0 fixed, including:
- A crashing bug on Linux that made Audacity 2.3.0. unsuitable for Linux.
- Crash on Mac when right clicking on label.
- Problems with Change Pitch, including not remembering parameter values.
See also: 2.3.1 Release Notes
This all may not sound like much has happened since Audacity 2.3.0, but the team behind Audacity did put in a lot of work to make this happen. Thanks also to users who reported bugs in 2.3.0 and stayed in contact with us afterwards to help us find them.