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Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds
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Release Candidate 1 (RC1) for the upcoming Audacity 2.1.3 is now available for testing at http://www.fosshub.com/Audacity.html

There are some new and changed effects, a lot of bug fixes, and now partial support for mac Sierra. If you try out this RC, please let us know how you get on with it in the comments.
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Technical, but very exciting. Could be a very efficient way to generate speech sounds, and particularly for repairing audio.
WaveNet: A Generative Model for Raw Audio | DeepMind

'This post presents WaveNet, a deep generative model of raw audio waveforms. We show that WaveNets are able to generate speech which mimics any human voice and which sounds more natural than the best existing Text-to-Speech systems, reducing the gap with human performance by over 50%.

We also demonstrate that the same network can be used to synthesize other audio signals such as music, and present some striking samples of automatically generated piano pieces.'

https://deepmind.com/blog/wavenet-generative-model-raw-audio/

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Wow! DarkAudacity have shared their customised DarkAudacity 2.1.3x (the x is for experimental) release.

This is a trailblazer to try out the dark theme and a more logical layout for the menus.

DarkAudacity is a significant initiative to upgrade Audacity. Lots more about it, and the download info, from http://www.darkaudacity.com/download.html .
DarkAudacity 2.1.3x for Windows (only) has been released. Hope you like it.

It's based on work in progress on 2.1.3, so it IS an alpha, not a properly QA tested release. If you want a QA tested version, wait for Audacity 2.1.3 to come out. It's due end September. Audacity 2.1.3 won't have the new look. Audacity 2.1.4 may have some of the new look as an option. Exactly what will be in 2.1.4 is still to be decided, and in part may be based on feedback on DarkAudacity 2.1.3x - so try it out and give feedback.

Download information for DarkAudacity 2.1.3x at http://www.darkaudacity.com/download.html . Enjoy.
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OMG. If this were posted on April 1st I would think it was a superbly done hoax.

h/t +Matt Thompson 
This is an Octobasse. It Makes a Cello Look Like a Violin

  This is the Octobasse, it was invented in 1850 by French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. It has three strings and stands roughly 3.48 meters tall (11.4 ft). Because of the extreme fingerboard length and string thickness, the musician plays it…

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Work on Theming Hots Up!

DarkAudacity is a project to improve the theming and GUI in Audacity, making it simpler and clearer without losing functionality. It's been going well so far, and seems on course to be a very welcome makeover. We will take carefully chosen changes and add them into Audacity, if the DarkAudacity project goes well. Audacity will continue to have a light theme as the default.

Whilst you are waiting, there is some bonus content, a first-step dark theme-file that works already with Audacity 2.1.2. The dark theme is available from FossHub. Download, unzip, follow the instructions and enjoy!

http://www.fosshub.com/DarkAudacity.html
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Oh wow...  great fun performance... and makes me think of all those crazy mechanisms... that actually work...   hidden inside Audacity and that you don't usually see.  We don't have one of these in there - yet.
Holy crap, this musical marble machine is amazing!

Have been watching various videos of the guy building the machine over the past year.  First became aware of it when he emailed me asking questions about gearing a long time ago.

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Cool music experiments in Google Chrome.

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Audacity 2.1.2 Released!

The download is from fosshub.

Thanks to everyone here who tested the release candidates and gave feedback.  Main visible new feature, thanks to Paul Licameli,  is spectral reassignment which calculates a more fine-grained spectrogram.  The new spectrogram is particularly suited to voice work.

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Sneak preview.... Our new website that we're working on is at http://audacity.audio . When we release 2.1.2 what's there will move to http://audacityteam.org . The big change - we are now using WordPress. This will make it easier to improve the site. We should have done this a long time ago!

At the moment the content is almost exactly the same as the old site's. That's gradually going to change. 
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Audacity 2.1.2 RC1 is now available for testing.  Please give it a try.

http://www.fosshub.com/Audacity.html

There's been a lot of work since 2.1.1 to get here.  We are using wxWidgets 3.0.2 rather than 2.8.12 as our interface library.  That's a lot of change.  However, we hope you won't see a lot of visible difference.  Paul Licameli did add some cool new features to spectrograms, which you can read about in the updated manual.

Please kick the tires, help us test it on more machines, and leave a comment.
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