Audacity is a versatile and user-friendly audio editing and recording software available for free on Windows, macOS, and Linux. One of the most impressive features of Audacity is its ability to record audio from any real or virtual device accessible to the host system, providing complete flexibility in capturing sound.
Additionally, Audacity boasts a wide range of audio format support, which can be further enhanced using FFmpeg. The software’s 32-bit float audio processing ensures that all audio output is of the highest quality possible, which is crucial for anyone working with sound.
Beyond that, Audacity provides several other advanced features, such as plugin support for multiple audio plugin formats like VST, LV2, and AU. It also includes macros for batch processing and chaining commands and scripting capabilities in Python, Perl, or any other language that supports named pipes.
Moreover, the built-in powerful scripting language, Nyquist, can be used to create plugins. Audacity is perfect for anyone looking to edit and create multi-track audio with sample accuracy and arbitrary sample rates.
It also offers accessibility features for visually impaired users and analysis and visualization tools that can be used to analyze audio or other signal data.
Audacity 3.4.1 Released
The latest release of Audacity, version 3.4.1, is now available. This update comes with a hotfix and addresses several issues.
Among the fixes, you’ll find that the
24-bit recording has been restored, and a crash that occurred when importing
.aup files has been resolved.
Additionally, the update comes with fixes for crossfading of clips and tracks and crashes related to external program exports. Stereo tracks will no longer randomly split into mono, and when exporting a file, the file extension will now always be added.
Furthermore, a crash occurred when exporting
Opus with older CPUs that don’t support AVX has been fixed. Lastly, the update introduces a new standard shortcut for joining clips – users can now use
Follow the official news page to check the full changelog.
Installing Audacity 3.4.1 on Ubuntu Linux is easy. The official GitHub page offers an AppImage that simplifies the installation process on Ubuntu Linux. With just a few clicks, you can have Audacity up and running on your system in no time.