Audacity 2.1.0 recently released, is a free, open source, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. A notable improvement is the new “Crossfade Tracks” effect which can now be used for crossfading two tracks. This replaces Cross Fade In and Cross Fade Out.
- LADSPA, VST and Audio Unit (OS X) effects now support real-time preview, save/load of user presets and saving effect settings across sessions. Note: Real-time preview does not yet support latency compensation.
- VST effects now support import/export of FXB preset banks.
- Shell VST effects that host multiple plugins are now supported.
- All Effect Menu items (built-in or plugin) can now be used in a Chain.
- Items in the Effect, Generate or Analyze Menus can be sorted or grouped by name, publisher or class of effect.
- Noise Removal is improved and renamed to “Noise Reduction”.
- Change Speed has new time controls for current and new length. You can now enter the speed change as a multiplier e.g. “2” is twice as fast.
- New “Crossfade Tracks” effect can be used for crossfading two tracks. This replaces Cross Fade In and Cross Fade Out.
- Nyquist Prompt and most shipped Nyquist effects now have Preview button.
- Redesigned Meter Toolbars: The default shows separate Record and Playback Meters, half-height so they can be wider while docked, in gradient style.
- A frequency selection can now be made (and spectral edit effects applied to those frequencies) when in a spectrogram view. You can also create or adjust frequency selections in a new “Spectral Selection Toolbar” (available at View > Toolbars).
- Transcription Toolbar (Play-at-speed) can now loop play and cut-preview.
- Timer Record now saves recordings automatically into an existing project.
- New Armenian translation.
- Operating system and sound device support:
- (Windows) Audacity 2.1.0 requires Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) or XP SP2 (64-bit), Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1.
- (Windows) Audacity is now compiled using Visual Studio 2013.
- (Windows) Recording with WASAPI host now includes experimental support for physical inputs (up to 24-bit depth) as well as loopback recording.
- (OS X) 10.10 (Yosemite) is now supported including Apple Audio Units.
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Install Audacity 2.1.0 on Ubuntu OS
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install audacitycomments powered by Disqus