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Audacity updates Audacity to v2.3.1 for macOS, Windows and Linux

Audacity has updated Audacity, the free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing, to version 2.3.1.

Audacity 2.3.1 replaces all previous versions for Windows, macOS and Linux. Support for Linux which was missing in 2.3.0 has been restored. Also Audacity for macOS is now a more modern 64-bit build.

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

That 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.

New:

  • 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.

See: 2.3.1 New Features for longer descriptions and links on how to use the new features.

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.

See also: 2.3.1 Release Notes.

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