What's New in version 2.4.1:

  • Audacity 2.4.1 replaces all previous versions. It contains a rapid fix for a serious bug in the briefly issued Audacity 2.4.0 release.

What's New in version 2.4.0:

  • Hitting the big Time
  • Export and Import of settings in effects
  • Multi-view
  • Opus export
  • Changed behaviors for resizing and moving labels
  • Spectrograms now show Clip Boundaries
  • Selecting Waveform dB
  • Scrubbing using the keyboard
  • Muting and Unmuting selected tracks
  • Changes to Play head pinning
  • New effects and a new analyzer:
  • Loudness Normalization
  • Measure RMS
  • Noise Gate
  • Spectral Delete

Bug Fixes:

Key P1 bugs fixed:

  • P1 2227 - Mac: Audacity does not run properly on macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • P1 2237 - Equalization effects have no Import or Export for curves
  • P1 2261 - Graphic EQ sliders have no frequency labels
  • P1 2265 - Track heights are reset to default on project re-opening
  • P1 2303 - Playback does not start at the saved cursor position on reopening a saved project.
  • P1 2314 - Zoom in fail when playing

Key P2 bugs fixed:

  • P2 2062 - Export as WAV does not remember the previously used setting
  • P2 2214 - Rendering a single track unnecessarily moves the track to project bottom
  • P2 2218 - Rendering a single track unnecessarily strips it of its properties
  • P2 2345 - 'Ignore blank space' Preference fails on Export Multiple based on 'Tracks'
  • P2 2358 - Loop Quick-Play does not scroll when playing
  • P2 2382 - Timer record: if a labels are present recording starts at last label position - not cursor position

What's New in version 2.3.3 RC 3:


  • 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)
  • Removed On-Demand aliased files (copy files instead)
  • Removed 'Normalize on Load' (Normalize as needed on export, instead)

Bug Fixes:

Over 150 bugs in 2.3.2 fixed, including:

  • 2112 - Crash when opening Equalization settings in a Macro
  • 2127 - Crash deleting a track while in Record/Pause state
  • 2176 - Crash when attempting to time shift multiple tracks
  • 2141 - Tabbing between labels stopped working
  • 2200 - Refusal to export some large (4GB) files on size grounds

What's New in version 2.3.1:

Over 20 bugs fixed, and a few small improvements/changes to features (since 2.3.0):

  • That annoying message from Apple saying: '32-bit support will be going the way of the dodo', no longer shows when you install Audacity on Mac. The new 64-bit Audacity works with 64-bit libraries. To use FFmpeg or MP3 libraries with 64-bit Audacity, you will need to download the updated 64-bit versions.
  • On Windows, you may find that recording is disabled until you change Windows permissions for the microphone! That’s a security feature introduced by Windows. This affects all versions of Audacity, and affects many other audio programs.


Options and preferences:

  • Microfades are now an opt-in feature. They were always on in 2.3.0.
  • The advanced vertical zooming option is now available in the View->Zoom menu.
  • Regular interval labels now support range labels.

Bug Fixes:

Over 20 bugs that were in 2.3.0 fixed, including:

  • A crashing bug on Linux that made Audacity 2.3.0. unsuitable for Linux.
  • Crash on Mac when right clicking on label.
  • Problems with Change Pitch, including not remembering parameter values.

What's New in version 2.3.0:

  • Over 90 bugs fixed since 2.2.2.
  • Includes fixes to Timer Record, and to 'Envelope Points'.
  • New feature - 'Punch and Roll Recording'.
  • Toolbars controlling volume and speed can now be resized for greater precision.
  • Play-at-Speed now can be adjusted whilst playing.
  • Macros (formerly 'Chains') substantially extended.
  • Pinned-play-head can now be repositioned by dragging.
  • Full details of new features in the visual guide to New Features in 2.3.0

What's New in version 2.2.2:

Changes and improvements:

  • Dropout detection
  • Improved zooming
  • Vertical Zooming changes
  • Extra menu
  • Theme tweaks
  • Other Changes

Bug fixes:

  • Multiple use of 'Save As' to the existing open project can result in data corruption/loss
  • Crash undoing during record, using Discard button of History window
  • Exporting audio in compressed formats to device with insufficient space produces inconsistent/truncated results
  • In Export Multiple, Cancel does not remove the file that is in progress when Cancel is chosen
  • Crash using SBSMS pitch change at low sample rate
  • Installer has old logo for 2.2.1 and 2.2.0
  • (Mac) Equalization: 'Telephone' curve displays a flat line, no sound on Preview
  • Toolbars: open undocked if previously not shown, unless Reset Toolbars first
  • Analysis effects that create labels should give focus to label track
  • Control value may be out of range when using FloatingPointValidator
  • Analysis effects produce false indication that a label is open for editing
  • Import Uncompressed File Dialog Incorrect Reference to Menu Item
  • Wave Color not grayed out in TCP dropdown menu when in Spectrogram view
  • Hover indication on note track channel toggle appears on all tracks (when they rerender)
  • Unicode page encodings fixed ( ?° ?? ?°)
  • Un-muting with a single track unnecessarily activates the Solo button
  • Applying chain to file should zoom-to-fit