RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Audacity 2.3.1

Simply the best free audio recording, editing and mixing tool

by Nick Peers

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 4 ratings
License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 09 March 2019
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 24073
Developer: Audacity
RSS News Feed:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Audacity/51539684144
Safeguard your PC with the latest Kaspersky Internet Security 2019 for only £15.99, saving 54% from store.downloadcrew.co.uk
Audacity 2.3.1
Audacity makes image recording, mixing and editing a simple affair.

Gone are the days when you’d have to pay a pretty penny for a decent sound editing and mixing application. For the best part of a decade, Audacity has carved a niche for itself as a powerful, yet usable tool for sound editing. It’s capable of recording live audio, digitising your old vinyl and cassette collection, editing a wide range of audio formats (including Ogg Vorbis, AIFF, WAV and MP3).

The interface also makes it easy to cut, copy, splice and mix sounds together, alter a recording’s speech or pitch, plus apply various filters to cut out distortion or introduce special effects. In fact, Audacity is so versatile, you’ll often find it bundled with hardware devices such as ION’s range of turntables.

For a number of years Audacity has been available in two separate versions: an elderly, stable 1.2.6 release that doesn’t work on newer versions of OS X and Windows, and a long-running beta series that reached version 1.3.14 before it finally morphed into this, Audacity 2.0, more than six years after it first appeared.

That’s right, Audacity 2 is little more than a stable version of the long-running beta That means if you’re currently running the latest version of the beta you won’t see anything radically different from what you’ve been used to by upgrading to version 2.0. However, it’s worth upgrading to for one critical reason: it’s an official, stable release.

If you’ve religiously stuck with version 1.2.6, or are running an older 1.3.x beta build, then you’ll find there are plenty of reasons to update, from interface tweaks like improved toolbar docking, the ability to have multiple clips per track (while collapsing or expanding tracks in the workspace), repair and equalization effects, timer recording, improved drag and drop, plus project saving and recovery.

Note: while Audacity can import MP3 files, you will need to download and install the LAME MP3 Encoder plug-in if you wish to export your recordings in MP3 format. 

Audacity 2.3.1 brings these improvements (see changelog for more):

- Microfades are now an opt-in feature. They were always on in 2.3.0.
- The advanced vertical zooming option is now available in the View->Zoom menu.
- Regular interval labels now support range labels.
- A crashing bug on Linux that made Audacity 2.3.0. unsuitable for Linux.
- Crash on Mac when right clicking on label.
- Problems with Change Pitch, including not remembering parameter values.

Verdict:

An essential download for those looking for a powerful audio recording, editing and mixing tool. 

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Audacity Portable 2.3.1

Audacity Portable 2.3.1

Freeware

Simply the best free portable audio recording, editing and mixing tool

Freemake Audio Converter

Freemake Audio Converter 1.1.8.11

Freeware

Quickly convert music and audio files from one format to another

Freemore Audio Video Suite 4.8.6

Freemore Audio Video Suite 4.8.6

Freeware

Edit, convert and work with all your media files

Other Download Articles From This Category
CopyTrans Manager

CopyTrans Manager 1.200

Freeware

Add or remove music directly from your iPod, iPhone or iPad without using iTunes

Format Factory 4.5.5.0

Format Factory 4.6.0.0

Freeware

Convert video, audio and picture files from one format to another with this versatile free tool

K-Lite Codec Pack Update

K-Lite Codec Pack Update 14.8.7

Freeware

Update K-Lite Codec Pack (any version) to the latest build

Bulk Image Downloader

Bulk Image Downloader 5.40

Trial Software

Automatically download entire web galleries in minutes with this time-saving internet tool

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $24.95
RRP: $59.95
Saving 58%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.19.30

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's New in Version 2.19.30 

• Adding contacts using WhatsApp is now easier. You can enter a phone number and check if it's on WhatsApp before saving it. Tap "New Chat" > "New Contact" to get started.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: