There’s a new version of Audacity, the free audio recording and editing software I use and recommend every day.
It’s been out for a few months now (as of this writing), and many people haven’t yet taken the plunge to update to it. You should.
Here’s how to get it for free.
And just so you know what’s in the new version, here’s what the Audacity development team said about it:
- Transport improvements
- Pinned play/record head
- Scrubbing – user interface improved
- Timer Record – completion actions added
- Effects and Generators
- Stop and Do if paused – stops and carries out your action if you are paused
- Distortion effect – replaces Hard Limiter and Leveler (not to be confused with the separate piece of software we use called Levelator)
- Rhythm Track – replaces Click Track
- Sample Data Import
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- New menu items
- Audacity Tour Guide – includes some specialized features you may not know
- New shortcuts
- Type to Create a Label
- Track naming
- True Export to mono MP3
- SBSMS high quality options – in Change Pitch and Change Tempo
- Higher precision for ratio – in Compressor
- Real Time Preview – added for Bass and Treble effect
- Scrolling on Mac – two fingered swipe and pinch/zoom added
(Don’t worry if any or none of that makes sense to you – you should be using this latest version.)
You can, if you want to immerse yourself in the very technical nature of what’s new, read all about it here:
But more importantly, upgrade here:
Hope this helps!