A new version for Audacity (2.0.1) has landed recently in the Audacity official repository. As a reminder, Audacity is a free cross-platform audio editor and renderer that allows users to edit/copy/cut/mix/splice audio files (MP3, WAV, OGG, etc.), record live audio coming from computer speakers or microphone, etc.

Changes and Improvements For Audacity 2.0.1

  •     Shortcuts can now be added in Keyboard Preferences to items in the Generate, Effect or Analyze menus, including user-added plug-ins.
  •     Nyquist Effect plug-ins can now be added to Chains.
  •     New "Paulstretch" effect for extreme slowdown without pitch change.
  •     New "Sample Data Export" Analyze effect for exporting a file containing amplitude values for each sample in the selection.
  •     New Preference (off by default) to import files On-Demand (without seek ability) when using the optional FFmpeg library.
  •     New Preference (off by default) to retain labels when deleting a selection that snaps to the label without extending past it.
  •     CleanSpeech Mode (no longer supported) will not now be enabled even if it was enabled by an earlier version of Audacity.
  •     Added Serbian (Latin and Cyrillic) translations.

You can find complete changes for Audacity 2.0.1 in this link.

To install Audacity 2.0.1 on Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13 (Maya), run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:audacity-team/daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacity

That's it!

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