Audacity 2.0 released Mar. 13, 2012

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Post by Darvinia » March 14th, 2012, 10:20 am

The current release of Audacity is 2.0.0. It replaces all previous versions. It is derived from version 1.3.14, but is no longer a Beta version, and has major improvements over 1.2.6.

Major feature changes in 2.0 over 1.2.6 are:

Many effects significantly improved, especially Equalization, Noise Removal and Normalize. Vocal Remover now included plus GVerb on Windows and Mac. VAMP analysis plug-ins now supported.
Improved label tracks with Sync-Lock Tracks feature in the Tracks Menu. Multiple clips per track. Tracks and selections can be fully manipulated using the keyboard. Many more keyboard shortcuts.
New Device Toolbar to manage inputs and outputs. Timer Record feature. New Mixer Board view with per-track VU meters.
Automatic Crash Recovery in the event of abnormal program termination.
Fast “On-Demand” import of WAV/AIFF files if read directly from source. FLAC now fully supported. Added support for optional FFmpeg library for import/export of AC3/M4A/WMA and import of audio from video files.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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Post by TriciaG » March 14th, 2012, 10:34 am

GOOD! I'm tired of telling people it's OK to download the beta version rather than the much-inferior, "stable" version. :thumbs:

Uh oh - this means updating the wiki. :?
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Post by aradlaw » March 17th, 2012, 6:43 pm

I'm impressed, I installed 2.0 this evening in a new folder and it shows all the plugins installed for previous versions as well as exports MP3s without telling it where the lame was at :D
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Post by TriciaG » March 17th, 2012, 7:07 pm

I just got my husband's hand-me-down computer and installed Audacity 2.0 today. I DID have to tell it where LAME was. LOL! (Of course - it hadn't been downloaded yet!) :lol:
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Post by ductapeguy » March 17th, 2012, 7:20 pm

Hooray. That was a long time in beta-- something like 7 years.
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Post by HughGil » March 18th, 2012, 9:10 am

Problems and a fix.

Running XP Pro – Service Pack 2

I did not uninstall Audacity 1.3.14

Downloaded and installed Version 2.0.0 to a different directory, not the default directory.
C:\program files\audacity2, leaving version 1.3.14 untouched.

Tried to launch Audacity V2.0.0, received the following error.

Unable to execute file:
C:\Program Files\Audacity2\audacity.exe
CreateProcess failed; code 14001.

This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.


Uninstalled and reinstalled Version 2.0.0, 2 more times, still received the same error message.

I did not try and launch Version 1.3.14 after the error, so I can't say if it was damaged or not, my mistake.

Fixed, with help and information found on the net, here:

http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=63476

this thread references Audacity Version 1.3.14, but works for Version 2.0.0

and here

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5582


Uninstall Audacity 1.3.14
Uninstall Audacity 2.0.0

Delete both Audacity directories from the Program Files folder.

Download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) using the Microsoft link above.

Reinstall Audacity Version 2.0.0

Launch Audacity V2.0.0 – Yay :clap: it works. I did not have to reinstall Lame, Audacity found it with no help from me.

Hope this helps.

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Post by martym » March 19th, 2012, 7:33 pm

I hate computers................would someone tell me how to prevent audacity 2.0 from adding a NEW track every time?
Shift R is not what I need.

I'm about to explode.

Thank you kindly
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Post by prwells32 » March 19th, 2012, 7:50 pm

Thank goodness. How exciting! :lol:
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Post by aradlaw » March 20th, 2012, 1:11 am

martym wrote:I hate computers................would someone tell me how to prevent audacity 2.0 from adding a NEW track every time?
Shift R is not what I need.

I'm about to explode.

Thank you kindly
I'm not up on the keyboard short cuts, but <shift> and the Audacity Record button work for me to continue recording on the existing track.
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Post by martym » March 20th, 2012, 7:56 pm

Thanks anyway, I will use Adobe Audition instead.
More control and I can manage the dumb tracks.
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Post by RuthieG » March 20th, 2012, 11:38 pm

As David says, Shift + Record button has always allowed you to continue to record on the same track (as long as your cursor is on that track) and still does.

Shift + R only records on the same track if you have it set to do so in Edit | Preferences | Keyboard. Likewise, Ctrl + R repeats your last effect.

However, if you are happier with Adobe Audition, that is just fine too.

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Post by neckertb » March 22nd, 2012, 12:04 pm

Well, I cannot see any difference at all, neither good or bad :shock:

I even started doubting that I was running the right version, but I am, I removed the old one. :hmm:
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Post by Bedelman » April 16th, 2012, 11:25 pm

Am very curious about adobe audition or actually soundbooth. It seems to offer quite a bit. Thoughts?

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Post by Darvinia » April 17th, 2012, 12:40 am

Bedelman wrote:Am very curious about adobe audition or actually soundbooth. It seems to offer quite a bit. Thoughts?
Perhaps you'd get a greater response if you started a new thread with those in the subject line. With this subject line as "Audacity", many users of Adobe Audition and Soundbooth probably won't read it.
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Post by Bedelman » April 17th, 2012, 1:14 am

Thank you Darvinia! I just spent last hour watching tons of audacity tutorials. Discovering envelope tool and trying to puzzle out the split delete conundrum as well as cross fading. I think I'm pretty much stuck with audacity.

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