Audacity 2.0.2 is the latest version that has been released recently bringing more improvements and bug fixes. This powerful audio editor and recorder has known some more features and changes compared to the previous version, here are some of the notable changes in this latest stable release:

  • Duration controls when generating at a point now default to hh:mm:ss + milliseconds format. Selection Toolbar also defaults to that format on first installation or resetting preferences.
  •     Toolbars visual improvements:
  •         "Snap To" in Selection Toolbar now has an explanatory tooltip
  •         Device Toolbar tooltips now display the selected device
  •         Increased default width of Device Toolbar and Meter Toolbar.
  •     Improvements and some bug fixes to Nyquist effects, including:
  •         Delay (new option to prevent duration change)
  •         Sample Data Export (new "L-R on Same Line" layout option)
  •         Risset Drum (new "Amplitude" slider).
  •     Importing a labels file writes the file name to the name of the Label Track, and exporting a labels file offers the name of the last Label Track in the project.
  •     Removed the "Audio cache" option from Directories Preferences due to frequent crash reports. All data operations will now be written to disk and not to RAM.
  •     Removed the FFmpeg "On-Demand" option from Libraries Preferences (this fixes Audacity not building if configured --without-ffmpeg).
  •     Compilation: Progress on making the Modules feature mainstream. Modules can now be individually enabled and disabled in Preferences. 

To see the full release notes of Audacity 2.0.2, you can go here.

  Audacity 2.0.2 Installation

To install Audacity 2.0.2 from PPA on Ubuntu 12.04 or Linux Mint 13, open the terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacity

PPA credits go to Nate Muench.

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