Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Audacity 2.1.1 Released Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

Audacity 2.1.1 recently released, is a free, open source, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. A notable improvement is the new “Crossfade Tracks” effect which can now be used for crossfading two tracks. This replaces Cross Fade In and Cross Fade Out.

Audacity 2.1.1 changelog
  • Effects
    • Built-in effects now support presets.
    • New Limiter effect replaces Hard Limiter effect.
    • New Crossfade Clips effect to apply a simple crossfade to a selected pair of clips in a single audio track.
    • Can now add/remove effects from Generate and Effects menus.
    • New version of Vocal Removal Effect.
    • Classic Filters now included as an opt-in effect.
  • Interface
    • Much faster editing with larger projects, thanks to a faster method for storing the autosave recovery file.
    • Performance improvements for Draw Tool and zooming of Spectrogram views.
    • Zero-padding Spectrograms Preference smooths the image for short window sizes.
    • Scrubbing and Seeking, including backwards play.
    • Quick-Play from Timeline enhancements, particularly for looping.
    • (Windows) Language of Audacity user interface is now set in installer.
    • More VI usability enhancements for track focus & navigation.
  • Other Changes
    • Upgraded to Nyquist 3.0.9 and libflac 1.3.1.
    • Upgraded LV2 libs, LV2 GUIs on Linux, LV2 factory Presets.
    • Crash report integration.
    • Modules can be enabled in Preferences. Mod-nyq-bench available as an experimental module (but not in the default download).
Bug Fixes
  • Crashes
    • Crash using Undo while dragging sample points
    • Crash using File > Close on project window when Screenshot Tools was open.
    • FFmpeg Custom Export: Crashes importing presets.
    • (OS X) Crash closing Track Gain or Pan adjustment box.
    • (OS X) Crash closing project window between save project dialogues
    • (Linux) TAL VST (but not other VST’s) crashed if previewing built-in effect
    • (Linux) SPACE could not be used/could crash in context menus that have a checkbox.
  • Interface
    • LV2 effects did not use parameters when using Chains.
    • Built in Generators were not usable in Chains.
    • Plot Spectrum could not change values without losing focus.
    • Track dropdown menu settings could affect other tracks.
    • Slight mismatch of vertical scale with linear spectrogram view.
    • RTP effect Play/Stop button remained deactivated after built-in preview ended.
    • Contrast: “Move forward or backward through active windows” did not refocus Contrast.
    • LADSPA and LV2 generate plug-ins failed when white space selected.
  • Mac OS X
    • Confusing behaviour importing / exporting AU presets. In particular, Apple Audio Units silently applied an imported preset.
To install just run the following commands via your systems Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install audacity

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