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Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio. Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs. Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files. Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together. Change the speed or pitch of a recording.

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OS:Windows Mac Linux
Version:2.2.0
Released:Nov 2,2017
File size:19.3MB
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Latest version

2.2.0 (November 2, 2017)




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Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux




License

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog


2.2.0

Changes since version 2.1.3:

Improvements

* Four Selectable themes provided, with new 'Light' theme as default, plus option to customize
* Many menu changes:
* Menus Reorganized
* Extended menu bar provided
* New keyboard commands for working with clips
* Help buttons ? in Preferences, Effects, Generators and Analyzers - and other places
* Non-Graying out of effects when no selection (and explanatory dialog with help button)
* Playback of MIDI (and Allegro) files imported into Note Tracks is now available.
* 'Center' option in Selection Toolbar
* Stem plots
* Major overhaul to documentation/manual including many new images and streamlined text on landing pages for in-program help.

Other Changes

* Append-record is now the default (use Shift + Record for old behavior,
to record on a new track)
* The Esc key now cancels all click-and-drag actions. It also chooses among overlapping mouse click targets, which is especially useful in the Multi-Tool.
* Sync-Lock button removed (use menu item or keyboard shortcut instead)
* New preferences and preference pages
* Overhaul of much code:
* Overhaul of envelope handling code to deal with some anomalies
* Overhaul of exception handling for greater safety
* New Logo

Bug Fixes

* Major work on bug fixing. 198 bugs that were in 2.1.3 were fixed for 2.2.0.
* The most serious bug fixed this time round was bug 437 which was about what happens when Audacity is recording and runs out of storage.
* Most of the bugs fixed were more minor, such as bug 463 which was about a case in which the numbering on the timeline could display
incorrect times.

See also: https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.2.0

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All features


This is a list of features in Audacity, the free, open source, cross-platform audio editor. For full information on how to use these features, go to the help pages.

Recording
Audacity can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from cassette tapes, records, or minidiscs. With some sound cards, Audacity can also capture streaming audio.

Record from microphone, line input, USB/Firewire devices and others.
Device Toolbar manages multiple input and output devices.
Timer Record and Sound Activated Recording features.
Dub over existing tracks to create multi-track recordings.
Record at high sample rates in excess of 192,000 Hz (subject to appropriate hardware).
Record multiple channels at once (subject to appropriate hardware).
Level meters can monitor volume levels before, during and after recording. Clipping can be displayed in the waveform or in a label track.
Import and Export
Import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or new recordings. Export your recordings in many different file formats, including multiple files at once.

Import and export WAV, AIFF, AU, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis files.
Fast "On-Demand" import of WAV or AIFF files (letting you start work with the files almost immediately) if read directly from source. "On-Demand" import of other file formats is available with the optional FFmpeg library.
Import and export all formats supported by libsndfile such as GSM 6.10, 32-bit and 64-bit float WAV and U/A-Law.
Import MPEG audio (including MP2 and MP3 files) using libmad.
Import raw (headerless) audio files using the "Import Raw" command.
Create WAV or AIFF files suitable for burning to audio CD.
Export MP3 files with the optional LAME encoder library.
Import and export AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC) and WMA with the optional FFmpeg library (this also supports import of audio from video files).
Sound Quality
Supports 16-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit (floating point) samples (the latter preserves samples in excess of full scale).
Sample rates and formats are converted using high-quality resampling and dithering.
Tracks with different sample rates or formats are converted automatically in real time.
Editing
Easy editing with Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete.
Unlimited sequential Undo (and Redo) to go back any number of steps.
Edit and mix large numbers of tracks.
Multiple clips are allowed per track.
Label tracks with selectable Sync-Lock Tracks feature for keeping tracks and labels synchronized.
Draw Tool to alter individual sample points.
Envelope Tool to fade the volume up or down smoothly.
Automatic Crash Recovery in the event of abnormal program termination.
Accessibility
Tracks and selections can be fully manipulated using the keyboard.
Large range of keyboard shortcuts.
Excellent support for JAWS, NVDA and other screen readers on Windows, and for VoiceOver on Mac.
Effects
Change the pitch without altering the tempo (or vice-versa).
Remove static, hiss, hum or other constant background noises.
Alter frequencies with Equalization, Bass Boost, High/Low Pass and Notch Filter effects.
Adjust volume with Compressor, Amplify, Normalize and Fade In/Out effects.
Remove Vocals from suitable stereo tracks.
Create voice-overs for podcasts or DJ sets using Auto Duck effect.
Other built-in effects include:
Echo
Phaser
Wahwah
Paulstretch (extreme stretch)
Reverse
Truncate Silence
Run "Chains" of effects on a project or multiple files in Batch Processing mode.
Plug-ins
Add new effects with LADSPA, Nyquist, VST and Audio Unit effect plug-ins.
Effects written in the Nyquist programming language can be easily modified in a text editor - or you can even write your own plug-in.
Analysis
Spectrogram view modes for visualizing frequencies.
"Plot Spectrum" command for detailed frequency analysis.
"Sample Data Export" for exporting a file containing amplitude values for each sample in the selection.
Contrast Analysis for analyzing average rms volume differences between foreground speech and background music.
Support for adding VAMP analysis plug-ins.
Free and Cross-Platform
Licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Runs on Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux.




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26 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

It might not be as pretty as recent audio editing software, but this is still my go-to audio package for vinyl ripping, basic editing and track splitting.
It's easy to use, stable and well supported. The basic 'Effects' work well enough, and you can supplement them with powerful third party plug-ins.
The 'Chains' scripting interface could be a little easier to use for newbies though.
Kudos to the developers.



Aug 15, 2017 Version: 2.1.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Excelente editor de áudio!
Os usuários mais novos poderão achar dificuldades na operação, mas com o tempo os comandos tornar-se-ão simples.



Jul 22, 2017 Version: 2.1.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Note when upgrading to 2.06 you will also need to upgrade the ffmpeg it uses, which you can do from the button in the program. Or you can DIY from http://lame.buanzo.org/



Oct 1, 2014 Version: 2.06 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10


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