The current Audacity logo is really recognizable. It has been what it is for so many years it’s not a wise idea to totally reshape it into another design.
My goal was to stick as much to the old logo idea and redesign it so it catches up with modern graphic design standards.
My logo proposal is flat, brighter than the current one. I wanted to remake headphones shape and utilize a waveform in a minimal, easy to read style. Brighter colors indicate that its the interface is simple and user-friendly.
Here you can see a small preview:
And here’s the rest of my logo proposal design: https://www.behance.net/gallery/95664611/Audacity-logo-proposal
It’s easy to use it with or without colour, on both bright and dark backgrounds. Check out my link to see more.