Audacity updated to v1.3.13 Beta

Category: News
  Apr 13, 2011
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The Audacity Team has announced the release of Audacity 1.3.13 (Beta) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. This version now fully supports Windows 7 and contains many bug fixes plus a few new features.

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.

Audacity Features

  • Record live audio.
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
  • Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
  • Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording.

Changes And Improvements In Audacity

  • Control Toolbar renamed to Transport Toolbar. Input/output selection moved from Mixer Toolbar to improved Device Toolbar (on by default).
  • New Sync-Lock Tracks feature (turned on in the Tracks menu).
  • Equalization now supports importing and exporting curves. Noise Removal improvements including new option to isolate noise.
  • Improved Automatic Crash Recovery with all project changes autosaved.
  • New Extended Import Preferences for specifying audio file importers.
  • (Windows and Linux) Close button now quits on closing the last window while File > Close clears to a new, empty project.

Bug Fixes In Audacity

  • Crashes on Windows when clicking in the track or in effects dialogs.
  • Crashes on OS X when closing or quitting.
  • Warning (on by default) now provided when importing uncompressed audio files and when read-directly uncompressed files are missing.
  • Full support added for later versions of the optional FFmpeg library up to current FFmpeg HEAD. More compatible U-Law/A-Law exports.
  • VST effects processing restored to full speed. Hang fixed when launching on OS X 10.5 PPC with VST effects present.
  • (OS X) Files imported from iTunes could create invalid characters in the .aup project file.
  • (Linux) Crashes or stalled recordings using the pulse device. Crashes using Play-at-Speed if Audacity was configured with libsamplerate.

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