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Audacity 3.4 was released on 02 Nov 2023
Audacity 3.4 adds a musical view, time stretching and a new exporter.
Watch the release video
Audacity now features several music related features, such as switching between hh:mm:ss time and Beats & Measures, and time-stretching clips to align them to a song's tempo.
Details can be found in the following pages:
Example project in Audacity 3.4
Hold Alt (macOS: Option) while hovering over the top third of a clip edge to stretch it.
Audacity now features a new export window with easier access to options such as sample rate and custom mapping (for 5.1 or 7.1 audio). Additionally, the "Browse" button uses the native file browser now!
And in very related news, Opus files are now natively supported.
- Simplified stereo tracks. Left and right channels now always have synchronized clip starts and ends, and the same sample rate in both channels.
- New defaults: The Time Signature toolbar now gets shown, the solo button is set to multi-track mode, time tracks have a wider starting range
- Audacity 3.4 is tested on Windows 10 & 11
- Windows Vista, 7 and 8.1 may still work, but are no longer tested.
macOS / Mac OS X
- Audacity 3.4 is tested on macOS 12 & 13, and should support macOS 14
- OS X 10.9 and onwards may still work, but are no longer tested.
- In addition to the traditional update path via package managers, Audacity is distributed as an AppImage. The AppImage gets updated at the same time as the Windows and macOS versions, so if you collaborate with users on those platforms, you may want to use the AppImage over your distribution's package manager.
- Linux support is tested with AppImages on Ubuntu 22.04.
- Other Linux distributions should work, but aren't tested by the Audacity team.