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Audacity updated to v2.0.6

Audacity Team

Audacity has been updated to v2.0.6. The full release notes are available here.


  • Interface:
    • Redesigned, searchable Keyboard Preferences with Tree, Name and Key views.
    • Edit Menu: "Cut" and "Delete" are now in the top level of the menu.
    • Transport Menu now includes "Play/Stop" and "Play/Stop and Set Cursor" (use Keyboard Preferences to create shortcuts for "Play" and "Stop").
    • Tracks Menu now includes "Mix and Render to New Track".
    • Track Drop-Down Menu now has Move Track To Top and Move Track To Bottom.
    • New right-click menu choice "Delete Label" to remove single labels.
    • "Snap To" now offers choice of snap to the "closest" or "prior" position. Note: the previous "Snap To On" keyboard shortcut will no longer work.
    • "Snap To" settings are now independent for each project.
  • Effects:
    • Truncate Silence: redesigned with simpler option "Truncate Detected Silence" to shorten to the specified length without compressing silence.
    • VST effects: New "Settings" dialog lets you specify buffer size (for faster processing) and enable buffer delay compensation (to prevent inserted silence). Compensation may cause a crash in a few plug-ins.
    • VST effects now support standard FXP presets.
    • LV2 effects are now supported on all platforms (textual interface only).
  • Import or export using FFmpeg now requires FFmpeg 1.2 or later (or libav 0.8 or later). For recommended downloads of recent FFmpeg please visit manual.audacityteam.org.
  • New Tamil translation (largely complete).
  • (Windows) FLAC exports can now exceed 2 GB in size.
  • (OS X) Easier Audacity installation using the DMG: drag the Audacity folder to the /Applications shortcut.
  • (Linux) Self-compiled builds of Audacity now search for system LADSPA effects in /usr/lib/ladspa.

Bug Fixes:

  • Interface:
    • Region Restore did not restore the region after using Preferences.
    • Dragging selections with the keyboard or Selection Toolbar digits was very slow.
    • (Windows) Help > About Audacity crashed when run in Magyar language.
    • (OS X) Some full and reduced Menu Bar items were not translated.
    • (OS X and Linux) Fixed various interface crashes.
  • Effects:
    • Reverb and Paulstretch were missing from Chains.
    • Analyze > Contrast could report very inaccurate rms levels.
    • Noise Removal: Attack and decay times were half as long as set.
    • (OS X and Linux) Nyquist effects ran much more slowly than on Windows.
  • Click or drag on the Timeline after Loop Play continued to loop.
  • Transcription Toolbar did not play slower than 0.1x speed.
  • (Linux) Audacity did not build if python 2 was not available.


Discussion: Active
9 October 2014 at 6:00pm

will this new version of audacity work on windows 7-64-bit?mine is win7 home premium, it doesn't allow you to run in xp mode.

any input appreciated thanks.

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