Audacity Audio Editor 2.1.2 Released

Audacity Audio Editor 2.1.2 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.

audacity 2.1.1

Audacity Audio Editor 2.1.2 changelog

Improvements

  • Effects
    • Noise Reduction defaults changed.
  • Interface
    We’ve made several improvements to the spectrogram view of tracks which are particularly valuable for vocal work.

    • New option ‘Spectral Reassignment’. This algorithm deduces a ‘finer’ spectrogram for vocal work.
    • Four new Spectrogram scales.
    • Improvement to the Pitch (EAC) algorithm – cleaner (sharper) display.
    • Spectrogram Settings are now available per-track.
    • Other Changes
      • Upgraded from wxWidgets 2.8.12 to wxWidgets 3.0.2.
      • Restructuring of the Preferences Menu
      • Restructuring of the Track Dropdown Menu (for the Spectrograms)
      • The Noise Reduction “Frequency smoothing” default has been increased to 3 to help avoid metallic artifacts. Resetting Preferences or deleting audacity.cfg will set the new default.
      • (Windows) The location of Audacity’s work-in-progress folder has been changed, to avoid problems where certain disk cleaners treated them as deletable temporary files.

    Bug Fixes

  • Crashes
    • Crashes on reading very large .wav and .mp2 files have been fixed.
  • Interface
  • Mac OS X
  • Install Audacity Audio Editor 2.1.2 on Ubuntu OS

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity
    
    sudo apt-get update
    
    sudo apt-get install audacity
     
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