Audacity 2.3.3 Look and Feel and Steps to get Same Results out of New EQ Combo as Former EQ

Greetings Audacity Team…

First off, a HUGE thank you to all of you, current and former volunteers, for your work on this amazingly valuable project. I have been using Audacity as my go-to DAW since 2012 with great success and consider myself a Master of the basics and Advanced in Audacity’s "Advanced principles. I use it for voice projects.

Moving on, the headline basically covers it. I had become a slave to crashes. Thank God for “Recovery”. Due to the high volume and frequency of crashes, I leveled up to v 2.3.3 just the other day. When I opened v 2.3.3 for the first time, I thought I had gone back in time. The UI has a “thick, choppy, old school” sort of look. I was certain I had downloaded the wrong version. I checked and it was indeed the latest version. Personally, I don’t care for the new interface. I also prefer the old EQ. For what I do, EQ is one of the effects I use most, along with (I think Paul’s?) “DeClicker” which I credit for keeping me in business. Its a lifesaver people. If you don’t have it installed, and you do voice, GET IT!

I guess what I want to know is whether there is a way to roll back to the previous version which was near-perfect, allowing me to rapidly whip out high quality project after project.

Thanks again for everything and also for saving me from having to incur that unnecessary monthly charge with that place down the street :wink:

I do recommend Audacity to EVERYONE and often see others doing same. Undoubtedly The Best Open Source on the Planet. Here’s a BIG BEAR HUG and a HUGE Thank you!! All of you… (apologies for my verboseness–esp bc I DETEST it!)


BTW I am working on Win10 right now. Pro says Mac. I switch back and forth. This post refers to WIn10.

Did you use the “Draw” mode or “Graphic” mode in the old Equalization effect?
If you used the “Draw” mode, then the new “Filter Curve” effect is basically the same:

The main interface has not changed from Audacity 2.3.2 to 2.3.3. If you were using an older version, then the default interface has changed, but there’s a “Classic” theme that is very similar to the old Audacity (it’s not possible to exactly replicate the old theme, because Audacity had to upgrade to a newer version of WxWidgets in order to support newer computers).

Yes it is possible to roll back to an older version, but before you do, it’s worth checking that you really need to do so - there’s a lot of improvements and bug fixes “under the hood” of the new version, and hardly anything “missing” from the new version (other than a lot of bugs that have been fixed).

The main interface has not changed from Audacity 2.3.2 to 2.3.2.

Or even 2.3.2 to 2.3.3.


Yes, that’s what I meant :wink:
I’ve now fixed that typo.