Audacity audio editor version 2.3.3 has recently been released, which features 75 enhancements that make the software even more robust and reliable than ever before.
Audacity is without doubt one of the most reliable and lightweight audio recording and editing software available on the market. Besides being extremely complete software, it is also free, open source and multiplatform, being available for Linux, Windows and MacOS.
What's up again?
Recently the team responsible for maintaining the software disclosed The list of bug fixes and improvements that are present in software version 2.3.3. The newest version of Audacity does not have many new features, as this time the team directed its efforts to improve the work already done, making the software even more stable and reliable.
Among the 75 improvements implemented in this release, we can highlight:
Fixed bug that prevented the quality selection slider from working properly when exporting files in .aac and .m4a formats;
Reverb, Repair, and Paulstretch effects have been enhanced to apply faster on Linux systems;
Resolved an issue that caused the software to close when attempting to resize an audio file to change its timing;
Noise issue when using Punch & Roll;
Any white space left on the timeline will be treated as silence instead of being removed when exporting;
Now only the tracks and snippets that you can hear when playing the preview will be exported. Previously, all project tracks, even mutated ones, were exported to the audio file, which eventually made the files heavier.
The Equalizer effect will now be separated into two different effects, one being the Graphic Equalizer, and the other the Curved Equalizer. Previously both equalization modes were grouped to the same effect, which eventually caused bugs.
Audacity can be installed through the app store of most distros. In addition, the software is also available for installation via a PPA, as well as in Snap and Flatpak formats.
To install the software via Snap, simply copy and paste the command below into your terminal, or then go to app page at the Snap Store.
snap install audacity –edge
If you don't know what, or how to work with Snap packages, This article Everything you need.
To perform the installation via Flatpak, you can access the application page on Flathub, or simply run the command below:
flatpak install flathub org.audacityteam.Audacity
If you don't know what, or how to work with Flatpaks, check out our tutorial about the subject. Remember that after installing Flatpak support, you will need to add the Flathub repository, which can be done with the command below:
Installation via PPA on Ubuntu and Derivatives
To install via PPA on Ubuntu and derivatives, run the following commands in the following order:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa: ubuntuhandbook1 / audacity
sudo apt install audacity
Audacity is one of the software I've been using for a long time, even at a time when I didn't even know Linux used it on Windows. It's amazing how free and open source software can reach the same level of quality, or even higher than many proprietary software produced by millionaire companies. Another good example of free and powerful software, Blender, about which already talked here on the blog. Speaking of Blender, we'll soon have a course about him there in Diolinux Play. And we already have one About Audacityas well as Gimp and Terminal Linux courses. In addition to several other extra content being published every week.
In particular, I don't know of another audio editing program that is as good and simple to use as Audacity, and at the same time free. That said, I would love to hear from you, what is your favorite audio editing program? Tell me more in the comments!
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