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Audacity 2.0.6 is released!

Audacity 2.0.6 is released! See http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ for new download links and news item.

Thanks to all who contributed to this release!

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2014-09-29

Audacity Unconference 2014 (AU14)

The Audacity Unconference 2014 (AU14) is an event for all Audacity users including teachers, musicians and researchers.
It will run from Friday 11th to Saturday 12th July 2014 and you can book either day or both.
It is hosted by UCLan (University of Central Lancashire) in Preston, England.
Developers and support people will be there and so you will have an opportunity to talk to them as well as other users. We’d love to see you there!
Please see
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Audacity_Unconference_2014
for more details.

Posted by Martyn 2014-04-02

Audacity 2.0.5 is released!

Audacity 2.0.5 is released! See http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ for new download links and news item.

Thanks to all who contributed to this release!

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2013-10-22

Audacity 2.0.4 Released

September 06, 2013: Audacity 2.0.4 Released

Audacity 2.0.4 replaces all previous versions, with these improvements:

  • New Effect > Reverb (based on Freeverb), that replaces GVerb.

  • New View > Go to Selection Start and Go to Selection End commands.

  • New Tracks > Align End to End command to append selected tracks.

  • WAV files import/export now supports "Album Title", "Track Number" and "Genre" LIST INFO tags and ID3 tags.... read more

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2013-09-07

Audacity 2.0.3 Released!

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 2.0.3 (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/). It replaces all previous versions.

Audacity 2.0.3 now uses the libsoxr resampling library by default, instead of libresample, for higher quality and speed. Time Tracks have been improved and bug fixed, and new effects include an accessible Adjustable Fade. See the 2.0.3 Release Notes for details.

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2013-01-22

Audacity 2.0.2 Released!

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 2.0.2 (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download) for Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. It replaces all previous versions. A significant bug that caused clicks on split lines has been fixed, and there are improvements to several toolbars and to some Nyquist effects. See the 2.0.2 Release Notes (http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.0.2) for details of the changes.

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2012-08-24

Audacity 2.0.1 Released!

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 2.0.1 for Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. It replaces 2.0.0 and all previous 1.2 and 1.3 versions. Among several improvements, keyboard shortcuts can now be allocated to effects, and Nyquist plug-ins can be added to Chains. See the 2.0.1 Release Notes for detailed changes.

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Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2012-06-30

Audacity 2.0 Released!

The Audacity Team is elated to announce the release of Audacity 2.0 for Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

Downloads: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download

Audacity 2.0 replaces all previous versions. It is derived from version 1.3.14, but is no longer a Beta version, and has major improvements over 1.2.6.

See http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/features-2.0 for detailed information of New Features and http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.0.0 for Release Notes. See http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.0.0#known for known remaining issues.... read more

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2012-03-15

Audacity Sound Editor 1.3.14 Released

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.14 (Beta) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. 1.3.14 contains important fixes for data loss problems when reopening saved projects.

Download link:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download .

1.3.14 is now the only version that supports Windows 7, Windows Vista
and Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.7. Please upgrade to 1.3.14 if you are using
Audacity 1.2 on those systems. You can install Audacity Beta on the same computer as Audacity 1.2 if you install to different directories. If you are upgrading from a previous Beta release, you can install "over the top" into the same directory. ... read more

Posted by Gale Andrews 2011-12-12

Audacity Sound Editor 1.3.13 Released

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.13 (Beta) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. This version now fully supports Windows 7 and contains many bug fixes plus a few new features.

Please also obtain this version for Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.6 rather than Audacity 1.2.

Download 1.3.13 (Beta):
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download

Release Notes:
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Release_Notes_1.3.13... read more

Posted by Gale Andrews 2011-04-12

Audacity Sound Editor 1.3.12 Released

Latest News April 1st, 2010:

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.12 (Beta) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. There are some important bug fixes and improvements, especially for dragging and synchronization of labels.

We continue to recommend the ongoing Beta series for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.6, rather than 1.2. Advanced users are encouraged to test our subsequent changes as we make them by downloading our Nightly Builds:
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Nightly_Builds... read more

Posted by Gale Andrews 2010-04-02

Audacity Sound Editor 1.3.11 Released

Latest News January 18, 2010:

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.11 (Beta) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. This release fixes a number of bugs reported to us in 1.3.10. Thank you to everyone who sent us feedback.

1.3.11 continues to have provisional support for Windows 7. It is also strongly recommended for Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.6, rather than 1.2 Stable. We ask everyone to help us test 1.3.11 and let us know of any problems you find.... read more

Posted by Gale Andrews 2010-01-21

Audacity Sound Editor 1.3.10 Released

Latest News December 01, 2009:

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.10 (Beta) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. This release removes a significant number of crash or freeze problems and other major bugs.It brings us very close to our goal of a new 2.0 Release. Release Notes are at http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Release_Notes_1.3.10

1.3.10 is strongly recommended for users on Windows Vista and 7, rather than 1.2.6 Stable. We ask everyone to help us test 1.3.10 and let us know of any problems you find at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/contact/#feedback... read more

Posted by Gale Andrews 2009-12-10

Audacity: sound editor 1.3.9 released

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.9 (Beta) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix.

It contains many bug fixes contributed by our two Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2009 students, and brings us
much closer to the goal of a new Stable 2.0 release.

Download 1.3.9 from:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Bug Fixes in 1.3.9 include:

* VST effects support crashed or slowed Audacity
* Failure to launch on some Windows XP machines
* Crashes importing files via drag or Recent Files
* (Mac OS X) Files greater than 16-bit or 64000 Hz did not import using QuickTime filter
* AAC exports silenced
* Generating audio in existing track fitted project to window
* View menu items/shortcuts disabled when playing/recording
* Unwanted interactions between linked audio and label tracks
* Various other interface and effects bugs... read more

Posted by Gale Andrews 2009-09-02

Audacity: sound editor 1.3.8 released

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.8 (Beta) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download). It contains a number of significant improvements, plus some bug fixes. Highlights include:

* VST Effects now display in GUI mode by default

* Updated Nyquist implementation

* Improvements to Equalization, Noise Removal,
Truncate Silence, Click Track and effects chains... read more

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2009-07-17

Audacity: sound editor 1.3.7 released

Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) is a fast multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix.

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.7 (beta) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. This is primarily a bug-fix release to significantly improve stability and usability, especially on Mac OS X, but includes some new features too.

Cross-Platform Bug Fixes include:... read more

Posted by Gale Andrews 2009-01-29

Audacity: sound editor 1.3.6 released

Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) is a fast multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix.

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.6 (beta) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. Changes include new capabilities developed by our students in Google Summer of Code 2008 (http://code.google.com/soc/2008/): FFmpeg support, On-Demand Loading, linked audio and label tracks ("Sticky Labels"), and hierarchical plug-in grouping. ... read more

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2008-10-31

Audacity: sound editor 1.3.5 released

A fast multi-track audio editor and recorder for Linux, BSD, Mac OS, and Windows. Supports WAV, AIFF, Ogg, and MP3 formats. Features include envelope editing, mixing, built-in effects and plug-ins, all with unlimited undo.

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.5 (beta) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. Changes include improvements and new features for recording, import/export and the user interface. See http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ for details.

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2008-05-12

Audacity sound editor 1.3.4 Released

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.4 (beta), which includes several new features and user interface improvements, such as:

* New Welcome Screen with introduction to Audacity.
* New 'Mix and Render to New Track' command.
* Support for VAMP audio analysis plug-ins.
* More keyboard shortcuts and navigation.
* Reworked solo/mute handling.
* New preference: Select all audio in project, if none selected (on by default).
* New preference: Beep on completion of longer activities.
* Envelopes: Many fixes when copying, pasting, or repeating.
* Many translation updates.
* Metadata editor added for OGG, FLAC and WAV/AIFF exports. Metadata import improved.
* Muted tracks are no longer audible in the exported mix.
* Improvements to latency correction.... read more

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2007-11-16

Audacity sound editor 1.3.3 Released

The Audacity Team is pleased to announce the release of Audacity 1.3.3 (beta) (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download), which contains numerous new features and capabilities beyond the 1.3.2 (beta) release. Because it is a work in progress and does not yet come with complete documentation or translations into foreign languages, it is recommended for more advanced users. For all users, Audacity 1.2.6 (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download) is a stable release, complete and fully documented. You can have both Audacity 1.2.6 and 1.3.3 installed simultaneously.... read more

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2007-05-18

Audacity sound editor 1.3.2 and 1.2.5 Released

Audacity 1.3.2 and 1.2.5 Released

Audacity is a multi-track audio editor and recorder for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. You can use Audacity to play and record sounds, apply effects such as Change Pitch and Change Tempo, and quickly edit large recordings with unlimited undo.

The Audacity developers have been busy with many new features over the past year. We're pleased to announce Audacity 1.3.2 (beta), which contains dozens of new features and capabilities. Because it is a work in progress and does not yet come with complete documentation or translations into foreign languages, it is recommended for more advanced users. See New Features in 1.3 (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/features-1.3-a) for more information about the new beta version.... read more

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2006-11-01

Audacity sound editor 1.2.4 and 1.3.0 beta released

Audacity is a multi-track audio editor and recorder for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. You can use Audacity to play and record sounds, apply effects such as Change Pitch and Change Tempo, and quickly edit large recordings with unlimited undo.

We are pleased to announce the simultaneous release of Audacity version 1.2.4 and Audacity version 1.3.0 beta.

Audacity 1.2.4 is a new stable version of Audacity. It includes a couple of bug fixes and minor improvements and is recommended for all users. Audacity 1.3.0 is a beta release that contains hundreds of new features, but this version is unfinished and unstable, and is recommended primarily for advanced users. You can install both Audacity 1.2 and 1.3 simultaneously.... read more

Posted by Dominic Mazzoni 2005-11-29

Audacity sound editor 1.2.3

Audacity is a multi-track audio editor and recorder for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. You can use Audacity to play and record sounds, apply effects such as Change Pitch and Change Tempo, and quickly edit large recordings with unlimited undo.

Audacity 1.2.3 is a new stable version of the free Audacity sound editor. This version fixes major bugs that affected some Windows and Mac OS X uses. It also features some minor improvements and bug fixes, and several updated translations. ... read more

Posted by Matt Brubeck 2004-11-19

Audacity sound editor 1.2.2

Audacity is a multi-track audio editor and recorder for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. You can use Audacity to play and record sounds, apply effects such as Change Pitch and Change Tempo, and quickly edit large recordings with unlimited undo.

Audacity 1.2.2 is a new stable version of the free Audacity sound editor. This version features major bug fixes and new features such as VU meters for monitoring playback and recording levels.... read more

Posted by Matt Brubeck 2004-08-26

Audacity sound editor 1.2.1

Audacity is a free multi-track audio editor for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It can record live audio, and edit MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, and AIFF files with unlimited undo. Audacity 1.2.1 is a new stable version of Audacity. This release fixes many minor bugs in Audacity 1.2.0, and has new or updated translations for several languages.

Posted by Matt Brubeck 2004-05-09