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Re: Audacity - New Features
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Subject: Re: Audacity - New Features
From: Andy Larsen <andy@whwl.net>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 09:57:13 -0400
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I use Audacity regularly for recording at church and occasional production at home. The biggest issue I have with it and why I would not use it at work is that while you can directly open a WAV file and edit it, you can't simply save it and close when you're done. You can only save to the Audacity project format. You have to "export" a wav file. If they made this one change, it would make life just so much simpler.

The way Adobe has done this works extremely well, where you can save the WAV natively, or save a session--equivalent to an Audacity "project."

It doesn't seem like such a big deal, but when the vast majority of the work you do is recording and editing and saving simple WAV files, the extra steps add up to a lot of wasted time and hassle.


On 7/31/2017 12:11 PM, Mark Murdock wrote:

If you haven’t already, you might want to check out the latest version of Audacity, 2.1.3. It has some cool new features, will run on Windows, Mac and Linux, and is open-source. Here are some of the new features:


·         Audacity 2.1.3 fully supports Windows 10 (thanks to an upgrade of the PortAudio library) and on MacOS has some previously missing support for Magic Mouse/Trackpad (thanks to Paul Licameli).

·         New Distortion effect, Rhythm Track (was called Click Track) and Sample Data Import (thanks to Steve Daulton). Also effects are no longer grayed-out when in pause.

·         New scrub ruler and ‘pinned’ option so the waveform moves and the recording/playing head stays still. (Paul)

·         New features in Timer Record (Mark Young & Steve)

·         On Mac, audacity.app is now added to /Applications/ directly rather than adding a folder there.

·         64 bugs/annoyances in 2.1.2 fixed of which 15 were long-standing issues. Also lots done (Paul again) to systematically deal with memory leaks.





Mark Murdock

Production Director


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Merced, CA 95340

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Andy Larsen

Gospel Opportunities, Inc.
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Marquette, MI  49855

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