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.

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.

Release candidate for Audacity 2.2.0 available

As the release of Audacity 2.2.0 draws nearer, a new release candidate “RC1” is now available for testing for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download.

Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us test this pre-release version. 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.

NOTE:  Some unannounced release candidate versions were briefly available and downloaded before this date.  They also identify themselves as version 2.2.0 in the welcome dialog, but they differ in build id.

The build id of this release candidate is 58f07d.  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 Release Candidate

Release candidate for Audacity 2.2.0 available

As the release of Audacity 2.2.0 draws nearer, a new release candidate “RC1” is now available for testing for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download.

Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us test this pre-release version. 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.

NOTE:  Some unannounced release candidate versions were briefly available and downloaded before this date.  They also identify themselves as version 2.2.0 in the welcome dialog, but they differ in build id.

The build id of this release candidate is 58f07d.  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.

 

IMPORTANT: DNS changes for audacityteam.org !

DNS changes for audacityteam.org – let us know if you experience any issues

On Monday 24/April/2017, at 16:45 UTC, we have changed our DNS nameservers for the audacityteam.org domain to use CloudFlare, which will allow us to finally implement SSL and other additional security measures, and support increasing traffic to our websites.

If you find any issues, especially if you are not able to reach feedback at audacityteam dot org or our Forum, Wiki, Manual or Hub sites,  please contact us using Facebook, Twitter or Google+ (icons are at the top of the page).

Rest assured that any issues that appear during the deployment of CloudFlare will be dealt with quickly and appropriately.

Yours truly,
The Audacity Team!

Audacity 2.1.3 Released

March 17th, 2017: Audacity 2.1.3 Released

Audacity 2.1.3 replaces all previous versions.

Audacity 2.1.3 now properly supports Windows 10 (thanks to an upgrade of the PortAudio library) and on macOS has some previously missing support for Magic Mouse/Trackpad (thanks to Paul Licameli).

However, the goalposts we’re aiming for keep moving, and we only have partial support for Macs updated to Sierra. We found on some Mac Sierra machines that important extensions to the core of Audacity can become unavailable. Full details of Mac Sierra support here: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Partial_Support_for_Mac_Sierra_in_2.1.3.

Audacity 2.1.3 is the last version of Audacity that will officially support Windows XP.

New in Audacity 2.1.3:

New features – see updated manual for details:

  • New Distortion effect, Rhythm Track (was called Click Track) and Sample Data Import (thanks to Steve Daulton). Also effects are no longer grayed-out when in pause.
  • New scrub ruler (Paul)
  • New ‘pinned’ option so the waveform moves and the recording/playing head stays still. (Paul)
  • New features in Timer Record (Mark Young & Steve)

Changed in Audacity 2.1.3:

  • On Mac, audacity.app is now added to /Applications/ directly rather than adding a folder there.
  • 64 bugs/annoyances in 2.1.2 fixed of which 15 were long standing issues. (Entire team involved; Tracking and testing by Gale)
  • Lots done (by Paul) to systematically deal with memory leaks.
  • Fuller details on the changes since 2.1.2 can be found in the 2.1.3 Release Notes.

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