Audacity 3.2.0 is a gigantic release 22Sep22, adding
The ability to upload and share audio with our new sister service audio.com
And much more!
Update: Audacity 3.2 has been updated on 05Oct22 with some bug fixes for Version 3.2.1
Update: Audacity 3.2.2 has been released on 06Dec22. It adds realtime capabilities for VST2 effects. More info can be found in the changelog
Update: Audacity 3.2.3 has been released on 27Dec22. It adds realtime capabilities for four inbuilt Audacity effects. It also adds a new toolbar, hidden by default, for Cut, Copy and Paste. More info can be found in the changelog
Update: Audacity 3.2.4 has been released on 27Jan23. It provides a fix for the bug which caused the Meter Toolbars to not retain any modified sizing on relaunch.
Update: Audacity 3.2.5 has been released on 1Mar23. It fixes a bug where Audacity would spam audio.com with bad requests
I don’t even know where to file a bug report, but the latest version 3.2.1 has an issue with stability. I usually load 10-15 minutes long files, commonly at least two files in two stereo tracks, and whatever I do, Audacity becomes unresponsive (the bigger the file loaded, the more time needed). I witnessed even two times when it didn’t response at all, so I had to manually kill the process.
As I have used earlier 3.2.x GUI and I often use Linux version of the Audacity, now obsolete, I know this is a bug in latest version only.
P.S. As I can’t find a suitable way to address bug support, I hope some of the developers or team involved do read this forum.
Love most of the update, but there seem to be some really unfortunate choices that are forcing me to downgrade to the previous major version. I won’t talk too much about the interface changes (I can’t imagine why the volume sliders were put on top of the VU meters which just covers up part of your meter making it harder to see )
The biggest issue I’m having is with copy/paste. When I select a part of a track or tracks to copy and paste, into a new track or project, it doesn’t just copy my selection it copies the whole track and just hides it so only my selection is shown. All the rest of the track data is there, and can be shown by expanding the track to reveal the underlying data (see the functionality described here). This is extremely unwanted for several reasons: It makes copy/pasting take significantly longer since if I select 10 seconds of a 2 hour track, it doesn’t just copy those 10 seconds, it copies that whole 2 hours. More annoyingly, it balloons the size of projects since there is all this unwanted data hidden behind the tracks for every part that was copied/pasted. I just want to be able to copy and paste a selection of audio and ONLY that selection of audio.
If I’m doing something wrong and there is a way to only copy the selected audio, please let me know, as I haven’t figure out a way just copy/paste the selected audio and nothing else. I also can’t figure out if there’s a way to trim the audio after pasting (the trim function just hides the unwanted audio instead of removing), and mixing and rendering the tracks is not a viable option.
Anyway, I wanted to share my feedback, and again, if there’s something I’m missing about the copy/paste functionality, please let me know, as this behavior was not present in version 3.1.3.I also apologize if this issue has already been raised, I was unable to find it in my search.
It’s really nice to see DAW functionality for future Audacity 4+. Can we get a rough estimate when Audacity 4 will release with this toolset?
Could you get more Audacity developers in for faster API and tools production ?