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 ( for more information about the new beta version.

For all users, Audacity 1.2.5 is a minor bug-fix update that addresses some problems with Audacity 1.2.4, but does not add any significant new features. It is complete and fully documented. You can have both Audacity 1.2.5 and 1.3.2 installed simultaneously. See the 1.2.5 Release Notes ( for a complete list of changes and known problems in Audacity 1.2.5.

You can download these new Audacity releases at

Also, we have just made available a set of 92 LADSPA plug-ins for Windows (for both Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x), that can be downloaded at

Beta version 1.3.2

Usability improvements
New selection bar
New features for label tracks
Improved toolbar docking flexibility
Menu renaming and reorganization
Selection, ruler, and playback control improvements
Major improvements to some built-in effects
New Repair effect
Improved Equalization effect
Many fixes and minor improvements to other effects
Improved accessibility for the visually impaired
Improvements for screen readers, accessibility of tracks, and hot keys
Timer recording
Auto-save and automatic crash recovery
New features and bug fixes for Nyquist
Restructured Preferences dialog
Improved batch processing
File format export improvements
Intel Mac support
Many bug fixes and stability improvements

Stable version 1.2.5

Support for new file formats, including FLAC
Fixes for Mac audio problems
Fix Generate Silence bug, a crash issue, and Linux GCC build issues
Intel Mac support

Posted by Vaughan Johnson 2006-11-01

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