As you may know Audacity is an open-source, multi-platform audio editor and recorder, running on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
- recording (from a microphone or mixer)
- import/export of WAV, AIFF, AU, FLAC, MP3 (via LAME encoder) Ogg Vorbis files
- advanced editing (cut, copy, paste, delete commands with unlimited “Undo” and “Redo”, multitrack mixing)
- digital effects (change the pitch, remove background noises, alter frequencies, remove vocals, create voice-overs for podcasts etc.) and plug-ins (support for LADSPA, Nyquist, VST Audio Unit, including VAMP analysis plug-ins).
The latest version available is Audacity 2.1.3, which has been recently released, coming with a bunch of changes.
- Added support for Magic Mouse/Trackpad on mac OS.
- New Distortion effect, Rhythm Track (was called Click Track) and Sample Data Import. Also effects are no longer grayed-out when in pause.
- New scrub ruler and ‘pinned’ option so the waveform moves and the recording/playing head stays still.
- New features in Timer Record.
- On Mac, audacity.app is now added to /Applications/ directly rather than adding a folder there.
- Over 60 bugs fixed, including five longstanding bugs.
Up to date audacity packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus and Linux Mint 18.x systems.
Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the audacity package:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install audacity
Optional, to remove audacity, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove audacity