Our Audacity online audio editor updated with the 2020 Audacity version for Linux
It main features are:
- Widgets Library
The main change since 2.4.1 is that we have upgraded the wxWidgets library that Audacity uses from 3.1.1 (with patches by us) to 3.1.3 (with patches by us). We wanted to do this as a release in its own right, before we start on a longer and more complex release.
- Configuration Reset
There is one new small feature. In the Tools menu there is now a ‘Reset Configuration’ menu item. When you click on it, it resets most of the configuration back to defaults.
- Time Toolbar
We have split the recording/playing time off from the selection toolbar and it can now be dragged to make it larger. This is particularly for people recording themselves playing a musical instrument, where they will typically be further from the screen when playing, and benefit from a larger numerical display.
We have added a new optional mode for viewing audio. In this new mode you can see both the waveform and a spectrogram at the same time. Previously you would switch back and forth between them if you wanted both.
- More Improvements
Equalization effect now split into two effects, Filter Curve and Graphic EQ. Presets (using manage button) now active/working.
Can now have two points at same frequency for steep steps. ‘What you hear is what you get’ for exports.
Formerly the solo button preferences could lead to differences in which tracks were exported.
Leading silence (blank space) not skipped over in exports.
Quality setting on AAC/M4A exports.
Some confusing functionality removed (better achieved in other ways)
Removed Nyquist Workbench (use built-in nyquist features)
Removed Vocal Remover (use Vocal Reduction) R
emoved On-Demand aliased files (copy files instead)
Removed ‘Normalize on Load’ (Normalize as needed on export, instead)
Audacity now includes the LAME mp3 encoder.
Previously, due to now expired patents, you had to download it separately.
There is a new ‘Select’ button in the track panel to select the whole track.
Audacity mod-script-pipe for driving Audacity from Python now comes with Audacity and can be enabled via preferences.
- Options and preferences
Type to Create a Label is now off by default.
A plug-in installer for Nyquist now provides a file browser for selecting ‘.NY’ files to install.
New Distortion effect, Rhythm Track (was called Click Track) and Sample Data Import (thanks to Steve Daulton).
Also effects are no longer grayed-out when in pause.
New scrub ruler
New ‘pinned’ option so the waveform moves and the recording/playing head stays still.