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Download of the Day: Audacity 1.3.8 Beta

open source cross-platform audio editor
By: Steve Dougherty | Software News | Posted: Jul 20, 2009 3:34 am

Our Download of the Day today is Audacity 1.3.8 Beta.


Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:


- Record live audio.
- Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
- Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
- Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
- Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
- Add new effects with LADSPA plug-ins.
- And more!


Download of the Day: Audacity 1.3.8 Beta


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 1.3.8 Beta


- VST Effects now display in GUI mode by default
- Updated Nyquist implementation
- Improvements to Equalization, Noise Removal, Truncate Silence, Click Track and effects chains
- Improved Plot Spectrum analysis and new preferences for Spectrograms
- Record more than 16 channels (hardware/drivers permitting)
- New "Mixer Board" view with per-track VU meters
- AMR NB export support via the optional FFmpeg library
- 32-bit float data over 0 dB handled without clipping
- Draft Manual/Quick Help included in Windows and Mac installers
- Faster waveform drawing and better response in multi-track projects
- Various bug fixes, stability and accessibility improvements



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