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Install Audacity Audio Editor 2.2.0 Beta on Ubuntu

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.

install audacity audio editor

Audacity Features

  • 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.
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Other Changes

  • 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

Bug Fixes

  • 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

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