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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

* Improved Plot Spectrum analysis and new
preferences for Spectrograms

* Record more than 16 channels
(hardware/drivers permitting)

* New "Mixer Board" view with per-track VU meters

* AMR NB export support via the optional FFmpeg
library (http://manual.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=FAQ:Installation_and_Plug-Ins#installffmpeg)

* 32-bit float data over 0 dB handled without clipping

* Draft Manual/Quick Help included in Windows and Mac installers

* Faster waveform drawing and better response in
multi-track projects

* Various bug fixes, stability and accessibility improvements

See New in Audacity 1.3.8 (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/features-1.3-a#details) for more on the latest features and fixes.

Note: This release does not support Windows 98 or ME, for which 1.3.7 is still available (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_windows#recdown).

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2009-07-17