Audacity 3.2 was released on 22. Sep 2022
- Added a new Effects button to the tracks menu, allowing you to place realtime effects.
- Merged the mixer bar with the meter bars.
- Added a new Audio Setup button, replacing the Device Toolbar by default. The device toolbar can be re-added via the View > Toolbars menu.
- The Effects menu has gotten a new sorting. Other sorting and grouping options can be found in the Effects preferences.
- Updated the icons
- Added a quick audio sharing feature.
- VST3 effects are now supported.
- VST3, LV2, Audio Units and LADSPA are now realtime capable
- Apple Silicon (arm64) is now supported on macOS.
Note: When using an arm64 Audacity, you must use arm64 FFMPEG and plugins. Plugins for x86-64 (Intel macs) will not load.For the time being, Audacity will continue to offer x86-64 versions by default to avoid these incompatibilities, but you can download an arm64 version from Github releases.
- FFMPEG 5.0 (avformat 59) is now supported, in addition to avformat 55, 57 and 58
- On Linux, Audacity can now be compiled without JACK present.
- Audacity now uses XDG directories on Linux. Note: If you are upgrading from a previous version, Audacity will keep using the ~/.audacity-data and ~/.audacity folders until you delete them.
- Switched from mad to mpg123 as MP3 importer
- Audacity binaries are now licensed under the GNU General Public License, Version 3. Most code files remain GPLv2-or-later, but VST3 support required this license update. More information can be found in the announcement post.
- Removed the Zoom Tool
- The Audacity Manual HTML pages no longer are included in the installation.
- 3634 Improved M4A/AAC support. Previously the target bitrate was not honored at all, now it can be set between 98 and 160 kbit/s (mono) or 196 and 320 kbit/s (stereo). The UI does not yet reflect these limits.
- Audacity 3.2 supports Windows 10 & 11
macOS / Mac OS X
- In addition to the traditional update path via package managers, Audacity 3.0.3 and onwards are 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 on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Other Linux distributions should work, but aren't tested by the Audacity team.