Venerable open-source audio production software Audacity has had an official update. Now at version 2.0.6, the program used by many podcasters on Mac, Linux and Windows, has had some bug fixes along with a few changes to the UI:
- Cut and Delete options have been moved to the top of the Edit menu.
- Transport menu has been changed to offer a single Play/Stop button.
- A “Play/Stop and Set Cursor” option for leaving the cursor set where playback was halted has been added.
- Keyboard preferences have been redesigned and made searchable.
- A new “Mix and Render to New Track” function has been added to the Track menu.
- “Move Track to Top” and “Move Track to Bottom” options have been added to the Track drop-down menu.
- A “Delete Label” function has been added to the context menu.
- The “Snap To” option offers a choice of snapping to the closest or prior position.
- The Truncate Silence effect has a new “Truncate Deleted Silence” setting.
- The VST Effects dialog has been redesigned and VST effects now support standard FXP presets.
There are also some platform-specific changes for all versions of Audacity. To update your copy of Audacity to the latest version, use the link at the top of this article and click the “Download Audacity 2.0.6” link at the top of the Sourceforge page.
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