Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform, easy-to-use audio software for multi-track recording and editing. Audacity can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from other media. With some sound cards, and on any recent version of Windows, Audacity can also capture streaming audio.
Import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or new recordings. Export your recordings in several common file formats.
- New feature – “Punch and Roll Recording”
- Pinned-play-head can now be repositioned by dragging
- Play-at-speed now can be adjusted whilst playing.
- Toolbars controlling volume and speed can now be resized for greater precision
- Macros (formerly ‘Chains’) substantially extended
- New Macro palette
- Macros can be bound to keyboard keys
- New commands
- New ‘Tools’ menu
- New ‘Scriptables’ commands
- Nyquist gains AUD-DO command
- Nyquist effects are now translatable and translated
- More dialogs have help buttons now
- Increased legibility of trackname display
- Half-wave option for collapsed tracks
- Sliding Stretch
- Dialog (option) for entering labels
- See: 2.3.0 New Features for longer descriptions and links on how to use the new features.
Over 90 bugs that were in 2.2.2 fixed, including:
- Windows: Queen Mary 1.7.1 Vamp plug-ins crash Audacity on opening Plug-in Manager – bug #1244
- Inconsistent behavior when recording with a selection defined – bug #1839
- Ctrl + M does not open label for editing – bug #1852
- Vertical Zoom in by clicking in the vertical Scale, or context menu, in waveform views is inconsistent – bug #1810
- Deletion of all tracks cannot be undone – bug #1845
- Timer Record with a selection present can get a truncated recording with data loss – bug #1851
- Duplicate shortcuts can be created – bug #1786
- Labels longer than 260 characters are now supported – bug #1905
- Using Spectrogram Settings in TCP or using Preferences causes Audacity to reset Project Rate to default rate in Quality Preferences – bug #1977
- Cut Preview should play all selected/sync-locked tracks, respecting Mute/Solo during preview – bug #231