Audacity 3.3 is out

By and large this is a quiet update, with most of the work being done under the hood. Some noteworthy changes:

  • Some built-in effects are realtime capable now
  • A new Shelf Filter effect has been added, it’s in the EQ & Filters category
  • An initial (beta) version of a beats and measures feature has been added, you can enable it via View → Toolbars → Time Signature Toolbar (beta), then right-clicking the timeline to change to beats and measures, and then changing the snapping and time and selection toolbar clocks to a beats format.
  • A new vertical ruler (Linear (dB)) has been added, you can enable it by right-clicking on the vertical ruler.
  • Project Rate has been moved to the Audio Setup button → Audio Settings and renamed Project Sample Rate

More changes can be found in the changelog: Audacity 3.3 – Audacity Support

You can download Audacity 3.3 from

Audacity 3.1.3 released

Audacity 3.1.3 has been released. It features the following improvements:

  • Made it harder to accidentally create loop regions when attempting to use Timeline Quick Play
  • Added snap guides when resizing clips
  • Added new default shortcuts Shift+L (set loop to selection) and Alt+Shift+L (Clear Loop)
  • Re-added selection and quick play indicators in the timeline
  • Improved performance, especially when loading in projects, up to 50x compared to 3.1.0
  • Fixed various crashes and other bugs. Details can be found in the release notes.

Between this release and 3.1.0 have been two hotfix releases which fixed critical bugs and crashes, but didn’t impact features (details: 3.1.1, 3.1.2).

You can download Audacity at

Audacity 3.1 is out now!

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We’re happy to announce that Audacity 3.1 has been released. This release focuses on making audio editing easier. The key improvements are:

  • Added clip handle bars, allowing you to move audio clips around more easily
  • Added smart clips, a way to non-destructively trim clips
  • Reworked the looping feature.

You can download Audacity 3.1 for Windows, macOS and Linux on

Audacity 3.0.3 is out now!

We’re happy to announce our latest release: Audacity 3.0.3.

Key improvements:

  • The Windows version of Audacity is now 64-bit
    • (Note: 32-bit plug-ins will not work on 64-bit Audacity)
  • We have improved the default spectrogram colours
  • We now provide an official binary for Linux in the form of an AppImage
  • Audacity can now check to see if there is a newer version available
  • Users are now able to send us the details of a serious error, if one occurs
  • Multiple bugs fixed

You can download Audacity 3.0.3 for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux at