Audacity (on Windows)

Two new versions of the free cross-platform sound editor Audacity have been released: 1.2.5 (stable), and 1.3.2 (beta).

While the stable version gets a few bugfixes and support for some new file formats (including FLAC), the beta is where it gets interesting.
Check out what’s new below.

Beta version 1.3.2

  • Usability improvements
    • New selection bar
    • New features for label tracks
    • Improved toolbar docking flexibility
    • Menu renaming and reorganization
    • Selection, ruler, and playback control improvements
  • Major improvements to some built-in effects
    • New Repair effect
    • Improved Equalization effect
    • Many fixes and minor improvements to other effects
  • Improved accessibility for the visually impaired
    • Improvements for screen readers, accessibility of tracks, and hot keys
  • Timer recording
  • Auto-save and automatic crash recovery
  • New features and bug fixes for Nyquist
  • Restructured Preferences dialog
  • Improved batch processing
  • File format export improvements
  • Intel Mac support
  • Many bug fixes and stability improvements

Furthermore, a set of 92 LADSPA plug-ins has been ported to Windows (LADSPA is the standard open source format for Linux audio plug-ins) and are now available on this platform for both Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x.

You can also use your VST plug-ins in Audacity with the optional VST Enabler plug-in.

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