Audacity 2.2.0 beta the most up-to-date release, is a free, open source, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. It can be classified as an mp3 editign app for Windows, as well as Linux platforms. Lets take a look at some of audacity features before we install audacity on Ubuntu.
- Allows you to record live audio, as well as record computer playback on any Windows Vista or later machine.
- Ablel to convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
- You can edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis sound files.
- It supports AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC), WMA and other file formats using optional libraries.
- You can also Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
- Offers numerous effects including change the speed or pitch of a recording.
- Also able to write your own plug-in effects with Nyquist.
- [See complete list of features]
Audacity 2.2.0 Beta Changelog
- Four Selectable themes provided, with new ‘Light’ theme as default, plus option to customize
- Many menu changes:
- Menus Reorganized
- Extended menu bar provided
- New keyboard commands for working with clips
- Help buttons ? in Preferences, Effects, Generators and Analyzers – and other places
- Non-Greying out of effects when no selection (and explanatory dialog with help button)
- Playback of MIDI (and Allegro) files imported into Note Tracks is now available.
- ‘Center’ option in Selection Toolbar
- Time Track cut/copy/paste
- Stem plots
- Major overhaul to documentation/manual including many new images and streamlined text on landing pages for in-program help.
- Append-record is now the default (use Shift + Record for old behavior, to record on a new track)
- The Esc key now cancels all click-and-drag actions. It also chooses among overlapping mouse click targets, which is especially useful in the Multi-Tool.
- Sync-Lock button removed (use menu item or keyboard shortcut instead)
- New preferences and preference pages
- Overhaul of clip handling code using newer (safer) idioms
- Also overhaul of envelope handling code to deal with some anomalies
- Overhaul of exception handling for greater safety
- New Logo
- Fixed issue which happens when Audacity is recording and runs out of storage.
- Fixed a case in which the numbering on the timeline could display incorrect times.
Install Audacity Audio Editor on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10 & Ubuntu 16.04
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install audacity
How to uninstall from Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10 & Ubuntu 16.04
sudo apt-get remove audacity