1st September 2009
The Audacity Team has announced the release of Audacity v1.3.9 (Beta) for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/Unix. It contains many bug fixes contributed by their two Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2009 students. As well as bug fixing, the students' projects involved work on experimental "scripting" and "pre-record level detection" features that will appear in future Audacity versions.
Bug fixes in v1.3.9:
- Crash, slow launch or excessive CPU/memory use arising from automatic VST support:
- VST instrument plug-ins should now be correctly ignored.
- VST effects now scanned only at start of first session that detects them, then cached.
- Effects are now not loaded or opened until needed.
- New "Effects" tab in Preferences to enable/disable VST effects and enable VST rescan on next launch.
- Default View Mode now works.
- Chains now always apply their stored parameters rather than those last used in Effect menu.
- Non-MP3 files imported via drag or Recent Files caused crash if filter in file open window set to MP3.
- AAC exports (using the optional FFmpeg library) silenced.
- Generating audio always fitted the project in the window; fit now done only if generating in new track.
- View menu items/shortcuts incorrectly disabled when playing or recording.
- DTMF generator defaulted to zero duration on open.
- Unwanted interactions between linked audio and label tracks.
- (Windows XP) Failure to launch on some machines due to "incorrect configuration" issue.
- (Windows) Crash importing a stereo file while a screen reader such as JAWS is running.
- (Mac OS X):
- Audio Units effects applied to all tracks in project even if not selected.
- QuickTime importer now handles files greater than 16-bit or 64000 Hz.
- Various other interface bugs.
Improvements in v1.3.9:
- Compressor: new option to compress based on peaks, improved attack and decay time support.
- Mixer Board: improved design, more responsive meters and now interacts fully with Track Panel in main window.
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13 Sep 2012 Audacity updated to v2.0.2
02 Jul 2012 Audacity updated to v2.0.1
14 Mar 2012 Audacity 2.0 Released
18 Jan 2012 Audacity 1.3.14 Beta Now Available
12 Apr 2011 Audacity 1.3.13 Beta Now Available
19 Jan 2010 Audacity 1.3.11 Beta Now Available
02 Dec 2009 Audacity v1.3.10 Beta Now Available
01 Sep 2009 Audacity v1.3.9 Beta Released
21 Jul 2009 Audacity v1.3.8 Beta released
29 Jan 2009 Audacity v1.3.7 Beta Now Available
25 Oct 2008 Audacity v1.3.6 Beta released
08 May 2008 Audacity v1.3.5 beta now available
14 Nov 2007 Audacity v1.3.4 (beta) released
19 May 2007 Audacity v1.3.3 (beta) released
16 Nov 2006 Audacity updated to v1.2.6
29 Nov 2005 Audacity v1.2.4 and v1.3 beta now available
20 Nov 2004 Audacity v1.2.3 released