Audacity 2.3.0 Released

September 29th, 2018: Audacity 2.3.0 Released


Audacity 2.3.0 replaces all previous versions for Windows and macOS.
(The current release for Linux is Audacity 2.2.2. Additional information on the Linux download page.)


  • Many new features, and over 90 bugs fixed (since 2.2.2).

 


We are still compiling Audacity as 32-bit. Whilst MacOSX works with 32-bit, it would prefer a 64-bit version of Audacity.    We are working on a 64-bit version for Mac for 2.3.1.  On Windows you may find that recording is disabled until you change Windows permissions for the microphone!  This affects all versions of Audacity, and many other audio programs.


New in Audacity 2.3.0:

  • New feature – “Punch and Roll Recording”
  • Pinned-play-head can now be repositioned by dragging
  • Play-at-speed now can be adjusted whilst playing.
  • Toolbars controlling volume and speed can now be resized for greater precision
  • Macros (formerly ‘Chains’) substantially extended
    • New Macro palette
    • Macros can be bound to keyboard keys
  • New commands
    • New ‘Tools’ menu
    • New ‘Scriptables’ commands
  • Nyquist gains AUD-DO command
  • Nyquist effects are now translatable and translated
  • More dialogs have help buttons now
  • Increased legibility of trackname display
  • Half-wave option for collapsed tracks
  • Sliding Stretch
  • Dialog (option) for entering labels

See: 2.3.0 New Features for longer descriptions and links on how to use the new features.

Bug Fixes

Over 90 bugs that were in 2.2.2 fixed, including:

  • Windows: Queen Mary 1.7.1 Vamp plug-ins crash Audacity on opening Plug-in Manager – bug #1244
  • Inconsistent behavior when recording with a selection defined – bug #1839
  • Ctrl + M does not open label for editing – bug #1852
  • Vertical Zoom in by clicking in the vertical Scale, or context menu, in waveform views is inconsistent – bug #1810
  • Deletion of all tracks cannot be undone – bug #1845
  • Timer Record with a selection present can get a truncated recording with data loss – bug #1851
  • Duplicate shortcuts can be created – bug #1786
  • Labels longer than 260 characters are now supported – bug #1905
  • Using Spectrogram Settings in TCP or using Preferences causes Audacity to reset Project Rate to default rate in Quality Preferences – bug #1977
  • Cut Preview should play all selected/sync-locked tracks, respecting Mute/Solo during preview – bug #231

See also: 2.3.0 Release Notes

Audacity 2.2.2 Released

February 20th, 2018: Audacity 2.2.2 Released

Audacity 2.2.2 replaces all previous versions.

New in Audacity 2.2.2:

Major new features – see updated manual for details:

  • Easier zooming in and out with mousewheel, new Zoom Toggle command, and context menu for vertical rulers (thanks to James Crook)

  • Easy access to change keyboard bindings of menu commands by holding Shift key
  • Detection of dropout errors while recording with overburdened CPU
  • Half-wave display option

Changed in Audacity 2.2.2:

  • Improved contrasts in Light and Dark themes
  • Extra menu consolidates Ext-Bar and Ext-Command menus that were introduced in the previous 2.2.1 release
  • Several bugs/annoyances in 2.2.0 are now fixed, most importantly:
  • Multiple use of “Save As” to the existing open project will not result in data corruption/loss
  • Exporting audio in compressed formats to device with insufficient space will not produce inconsistent/truncated results
  • Fuller details on the changes since 2.2.1 can be found in the 2.2.2 Release Notes.

Thanks to all involved in making this release, especially translators and testers who don’t normally get enough thanks for the work they do.

Audacity 2.2.2 Release Candidate

Release Candidate 1 for Audacity 2.2.2 available

The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download.

Version 2.2.2 will be mostly a minor bug-fixing release, but also with a few features, including dropout detection and Zoom Toggle.  More details can be found here.

Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us uncover any problems. Bug reports for RC1 may be posted to the Audacity Forum.

Please note that we do not provide technical support via email.  Support questions should be posted to the Audacity Forum.

The build id of this release candidate is f665e6.  This can be verified in the Windows and Mac binaries if you open the About Audacity… dialog, then select the Build Information tab, and scroll to the bottom.

Beta release for Audacity 2.2.2 available

January 30th, 2018: Beta release for Audacity 2.2.2 available

As the release of Audacity 2.2.2 draws nearer, a Beta build is now available for testing for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download.

A summary of new features is here.

Please note that Beta builds are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us test this pre-release version. Bug reports may be posted to the Audacity Forum.

Please note that we do not provide technical support via email.  Support questions should be posted to the Audacity Forum.

 

Audacity 2.2.1 Released

December 6th, 2017: Audacity 2.2.1 Released

Audacity 2.2.1 replaces all previous versions.

New in Audacity 2.2.1:

Major new features – see updated manual for details:

  • Waveform colorways let you optionally change the color of the waveforms displayed in your project (thanks to James Crook)

Changed in Audacity 2.2.1:

  • Updated message translations for nineteen languages
  • Several bugs/annoyances in 2.2.0 are now fixed, most importantly:
  • Chains once again apply properly
  • Auto-scrolling works when adjusting selection boundaries
  • Clicking Audacity file icons no longer creates inactive duplicate program instances on macOs High Sierra
  • Fuller details on the changes since 2.2.0 can be found in the 2.2.1 Release Notes.

Thanks to all involved in making this release, especially translators and testers who don’t normally get enough thanks for the work they do.

Audacity 2.2.1 Release Candidate 2

Release Candidate 2 for Audacity 2.2.1 available

The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download.

The announcement for the previous release candidate for 2.2.1 is here.

The improvements in Audacity 2.2.1 Release Candidate 2 over the previous are mostly in translations.  Languages with completely updated versions, or very nearly so, now include Arabic, Basque, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (both Brazilian and European), Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

(Is there a language you would like to add to that list?  You can get involved!)

Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us uncover any problems. Bug reports for RC2 may be posted to the Audacity Forum.

Please note that we do not provide technical support via email.  Support questions should be posted to the Audacity Forum.

The build id of this release candidate is faa603.  This can be verified in the Windows and Mac binaries if you open the About Audacity… dialog, then select the Build Information tab, and scroll to the bottom.

Audacity 2.2.1 Release Candidate

Release Candidate 1 for Audacity 2.2.1 available

The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download.

Version 2.2.1 will be mostly a minor bug-fixing release (most importantly for Chains), but also including a few features.  More details can be found here.

Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us uncover any problems. Bug reports for RC1 may be posted to the Audacity Forum.

Please note that we do not provide technical support via email.  Support questions should be posted to the Audacity Forum.

The build id of this release candidate is 61f428.  This can be verified in the Windows and Mac binaries if you open the About Audacity… dialog, then select the Build Information tab, and scroll to the bottom.

Release Candidate 2 for Audacity 2.2.1 available

The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download.

The announcement for the previous release candidate for 2.2.1 is here.

The improvements in Audacity 2.2.1 Release Candidate 2 over the previous are mostly in translations.  Languages with completely updated versions, or very nearly so, now include Arabic, Basque, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (both Brazilian and European), Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

(Is there a language you would like to add to that list?  You can get involved!)

Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us uncover any problems. Bug reports for RC2 may be posted to the Audacity Forum.

Please note that we do not provide technical support via email.  Support questions should be posted to the Audacity Forum.

The build id of this release candidate is faa603.  This can be verified in the Windows and Mac binaries if you open the About Audacity… dialog, then select the Build Information tab, and scroll to the bottom.

Release Candidate 1 for Audacity 2.2.1 available

The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download.

Version 2.2.1 will be mostly a minor bug-fixing release (most importantly for Chains), but also including a few features.  More details can be found here.

Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us uncover any problems. Bug reports for RC1 may be posted to the Audacity Forum.

Please note that we do not provide technical support via email.  Support questions should be posted to the Audacity Forum.

The build id of this release candidate is 61f428.  This can be verified in the Windows and Mac binaries if you open the About Audacity… dialog, then select the Build Information tab, and scroll to the bottom.

Audacity 2.2.0 Released

November 2nd, 2017: Audacity 2.2.0 Released

Audacity 2.2.0 replaces all previous versions.

New in Audacity 2.2.0:

Major new features – see updated manual for details:

  • Four supplied user interface themes, and customizability of themes for advanced users (thanks to James Crook and the Dark Audacity project)
  • Playback of MIDI files (fully automatic on Windows; requires cooperating software synthesizer programs on macOs or Linux; special thanks to Audacity co-founder Roger Dannenberg and new contributor “pokechu22”)
  • Better organized menus (James)
  • Help link buttons in many dialogs lead to the relevant manual pages (James Crook and Steve Daulton)

Changed in Audacity 2.2.0:

  • Thorough update of the manual with new images, more hover texts, and more cross-references
  • 198 bugs/annoyances in 2.1.3 fixed, most importantly:
  • Improved recovery from full file system errors; in case of recording, Audacity 2.2.0 will preserve as much of the recorded data as possible
  • Complete support for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) correcting the problems that were in 2.1.3
  • Fuller details on the changes since 2.1.3 can be found in the 2.2.0 Release Notes.

Thanks to all involved in making this release, especially translators and testers who don’t normally get enough thanks for the work they do.