Audacity
Audacity
2.4.2.0

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Audacity2.4.2.0

26 June 2020

Audio recording, editing and mixing tool.

Overview

Audacity is a free audio recorder/editor/mixer. You can record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files, and more. Use it to edit your sounds using Cut, Copy and Paste (with unlimited Undo), mix tracks together, or apply effects to your recordings. It also has a built-in amplitude envelope editor, a customizable spectrogram mode, and a frequency analysis window for audio analysis applications. Built-in effects include Bass Boost, Wahwah, and Noise Removal, and it also supports VST plug-in effects.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Audacity

Version 2.4.2.0:
Easy configuration reset:
  • A new command has been added to the Tools menu: Tools > Reset Configuration
  • This resets your Audacity configuration, preferences, export settings and toolbars, to default settings
  • This command acts immediately with no dialog and no choice of actions or chance to abort
  • Undo is not available for this command
  • User presets in Effects, Generators and Analyzers are left untouched, as are any Macros you may have created and plug-ins
  • Please see Reset Configuration for further details
  • MP3 exports and imports without padding
  • Audacity now supports LAME's gapless playback info, allowing MP3s to be exported and imported without additional padding
  • Other applications that support the LAME tag, for example audio player applications, will be able to read MP3 files exported by Audacity without the padding
Bug Fixes:
  • In less than a month we have fixed a further 41 bugs in this maintenance release
  • Here is a small selection of some of the most important
Key P1 bugs fixed:
  • Mac: Attempting to export as M4A(AAC) yields an FFmpeg error message
  • Macros with Nyquist effects don't apply saved parameters
  • Mix Stereo down to Mono fails if space at start of track
  • Mac: AudioUnit effects are not applied if you initially use the preview
Key P2 bugs fixed:
  • Undocking meter toolbars while playing/recording results in a frozen meter
  • A region label gets split on inserting audio when Sync-lock is turned on
  • Time toolbar displays incorrect time if project rate isn't 44100
  • Time toolbar: Opening and closing preferences resets format to hh:mm:ss
  • Nyquist Effects do not display a Progress Dialog if run from a Macro
  • Real-time effects - Enable checkbox has no effect
  • Mix and Render to New Track selects left channel of new stereo track
  • Mac/Linux: Old (PowerPC) projects open flat-lined or with corrupted display on Intel machines
  • audacity 2.3.3 config with Spectral Selection toolbar corrupts lower dock in 2.4.x and can crash
  • Possible crash when clearing text field in Gain dialog

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158 Reviews of Audacity

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4
rajeckas
23 March 2019
Version: 2.3.1.0

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Love Audacity. With a paucity of sound editing/mixing apps I love Audacity for its comprehensive toolkit and ease of use. Unfortunately the latest version screws up the menu bar on any open audio file, I am running High Sierra OS.
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5
AnthoLogical
18 May 2020
Version: 2.4.0.0
Wait before installing v2.4.0 !!! audacityteam.org: "We're currently looking into a serious bug with 2.4.0 and have paused release of it." But you can still download it from macupdate.com...
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ertidshehu
27 March 2020
Version: 2.3.3.0
good
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5
dwchandl
26 March 2020
Version: 2.3.3.0
I have used Sound Studio for years, but rather than spend $40 to upgrade I decided to check out Audacity. It does everything Sound Studio does with a clean intuitive interface.
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Penguirl
28 January 2020
Version: 2.3.3.0
Haven't been able to DL for a couple days now, Cloud Flare error message. I hope it's not been abandoned.
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5
bilancia051
31 March 2019
Version: 2.3.1.0
Ho zbagliato instalarlo e lo rifaccio dinuovo
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4
rajeckas
23 March 2019
Version: 2.3.1.0
Love Audacity. With a paucity of sound editing/mixing apps I love Audacity for its comprehensive toolkit and ease of use. Unfortunately the latest version screws up the menu bar on any open audio file, I am running High Sierra OS.
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Scion777
20 September 2018
Version: 2.3.0.0
There is no mention of any release 2.3.x on the Audacity home site. Is this a real release? MU should delist this until it is confirmed.
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5
anonymous-antelope-2748
11 July 2018
Version: 2.2.2.0
A great free audio recorder, editor.
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5
www-purabume
10 July 2018
Version: 2.2.2.0
nice
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4
Atalantia
26 March 2018
Version: 2.2.2.0
Ist schliesslich brauchbar geworden. Weiter so. Das Program wird langsam richtig gut.
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