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Neat idea for updating the 'waveform' part of the Audacity logo.
I know nobody asked me to do it, but I personally felt I'd like to have slightly changed logo in order to remind me of RGB 100 100 220 and RGB 50 50 220 colors used in Audacity and to remind me I can edit more than one audio track... so, I have added a representation of two tracks outlined with colors from the existing logo... Here's my proposed change to the existing logo that I have uploaded to Wikimedia ;-)
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I like it!!!
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This is probably in part due to google code (which provided ad free downloads and an excellent reliable service) closing its doors.  Audacity shifted to using FossHub, but because we are GPL we can't actually stop sourceforge continuing to host our downloads.
Filed Under: Internal warnings that need to be public.

" is bundling adware/malware/crapware with the installers of a number of open source applications - this is not cool to say the least. We wanted to make you all aware that this is happening and continuing to increase in prevalence. As such, Please don't download apps from as it is almost certainly not the true source of the project you are looking to get."
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Sourceforge have responded to the barrage of negative publicity by reinstating the clean download.  I think a key point is that they are marking projects as 'abandoned' and taking ownership, they marked Audacity as abandoned without warning in advance, when in fact the project is still active.
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Wow.  Feels like being at mission control here.  Amazing software.  I just mixed some symphonic music with some electronica - just to try stressing it - and it transitioned beautifully.  Blown away.  A must for DJs.

Mixxx 1.12 is still in beta.  The team behind it are being very responsible about development and testing.  Send them love.  It's been a long road to here.
You’ve done a lot in the past two years. So have we. Mixxx 1.12 Beta available NOW.
Hi Mixxxers -- did you miss us? The Mixxx team has been quietly toiling for over 2 years to bring you Mixxx 1.12. This will be our biggest release ever and we need your help to make sure that it's our best ever as well. We've been doing alpha testing with our dedicated forum users for a while ...
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+Peter G. Marczis​ I mixdown songs in mixxx and audacity. Unlike a live mix, some of my mixes are done all in studio sessions. I use audacity quite a bit for those. Mixxx is my alternative to Serato. My cdj's are not midi so its either or. Using mixx to master an hour long single track sound is kind of hard, especially if the sounds are of different volumes and sound, hard to distinguish in audacity. I switched from audition to audacity because of the software license.
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MuseScore 2.0.1 on its way, and with it a new score/tutorial for getting started.
We have an updated Getting Started score which helps you to learn the basics of MuseScore. It will ship in coming bug fix release 2.0.1 but you can get it already from
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Preparados desde el equipo de traducción a Español en Transifex para la actualización
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Spectral selection, a new feature for noise removal in the upcoming Audacity release. The key idea is that rather than just select a time interval in the spectrogram view you can also select a range of frequencies, and then modify or remove just those frequencies. explains in more detail.

Kudos to Pual Licameli who saw the need for and implemented this feature.  He's also made many other improvements for this release, including making noise removal effect 'cleaner' and so more effective.

These new noise removal features will be in Audacity 2.1.0 which should be released in the next few days.
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I paid a license of Audio Director to have such feature... ^^'
Now I learn you can have this for free.
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A shout out for LMMS free open source cross platform audio program.

Promotional video here:
LMMS 1.1 | Official Promo Video

Below is a picture of their very cool design for an effects mixer.  We really like the space saving design where the gain sliders are integrated with the meters.
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+Anne MacLeod
Learn how to make bread/butter stuff plus some  first glance on extras like drwaing samples with the pencil and how nyquist basically works, can be taught within a day.
It always depends very strongly on what you want to achieve....
Its more or less a waste of time to learn methods to do abstract things in any software.  In productive applications a well defined goal comes first, then workflow, then methods.
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Upcoming feature in 2.1.1, Scrubbing.

Ctrl-click and now the position of the mouse controls how fast the audio plays.  The nearer the cursor the slower it plays, the further away the faster.  The speed can change as you move the mouse.  A number shows the current speed.  Here 0.5 the normal rate and the number is in orange rather than green in this screenshot because it is playing from right to left!  

Scrubbing is mainly used to find your position in the audio quickly.  Some people will like it, but it shouldn't "get in the way" for people who don't use it.  
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I really need the scrubbing feature.  When will that be available?
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Ardour 4.0 for windows, preview of work in progress.
People are playing with the preliminary release of the Windows port already :)
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+Dominik Rutschmann , Unfortunately I think Audacity is a better example of how 'not to do it'.  Audacity started life as a simple to use program, but has now become a patchwork of often inconsistent UI designs.  It was a much cleaner design in the past.  We need to do a design overhaul for Audacity, based on sound principles and careful feedback from users.  We are looking at it, but we don't have enough active developers to progress it at an any way reasonable rate.  What happens instead is that we add new features.  I'd like us to be doing better than that.
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Interview by +Alexandre Prokoudine about the future of Audacity, with comments by redditers.
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+Audacity® they are ditting again :P
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Audacity 2.1.0 has been released!

* Real time preview of LADSPA, VST and (OSX) Audio-Units Effects
* Improved Noise Reduction Effect.
* New Spectral Selection Feature.
* More compact playback and record meters.
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I just released a whole Album using Audacity go watch it and don't forget to LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE
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A step forward for real time effects in Audacity (effects that you can vary as you listen to them).  Audacity 2.1.0 will support real time preview of  LADSPA, VST and Audio Units effects.  

The image below shows the Antress "Modern Spacer Black" VST plugin effect, running in Audacity.  It will now run with real time preview.  You can for example loop-play the audio, adjust the controls as it plays, and When you are happy with it, click 'apply'.  This particular VST plugin gives a very adjustable echo effect.  There are many others.  

Kudos to Leland Lucius for progressing real time effects in Audacity.

We're working on getting Audacity 2.1.0 packaged and tested.  It should be released in the next few days.
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Just think a little and you find out, that the +Audacity®  people talk about a new feature in Audacity, that makes it possible to use this (or any other) VST-Plugin as seen in the screenshot. They speak about thier program supporting this plugin....
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We're a small team, and we can't do everything we'd like to.  We're looking at getting more ambitious.  We've talked about these things:

Real Time Effects so you can vary the effect as you listen to it to get the settings exactly right.  
Android Version this would be a complete re-write.  It couldn't be 'the same' as Audacity due to the smaller screen.  There would be simpler editing, effects, fewer tracks.
Extraordinary Features things like 'audio-diff' where Audacity shows where audio is similar and where different, 'source separation' for extracting a voice form a song, splitting an interview into the different people speaking, 'Deverb' where Audacity takes the reverb and echo out of a recording.
Video/MIDI & Drum Machines more formats, going beyond the audio recording role.

You get one vote.  Which of these should we look into more?
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Real Time Effects
Android Version
Extraordinary Features
Video/MIDI & Drum Machines
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+James Crook
In that I am with you, I do not see a need for Audacity to pretend to be like all the others. Its design and concept/workflow is very good and btw: it works perfectly stabe for me.
 But that realtime-feature still is an essential nowadays...
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Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds
Audacity is free software, developed by a group of volunteers and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

You can use Audacity to:

  • 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.
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