Audacity 3.2 has been integrated with Real-Time and VST3 effects, including FFmpeg 5.0, and WavPack support

Audacity 3.2 has been integrated with Real-Time and VST3 effects, including FFmpeg 5.0, and WavPack  ...

Audacity 3.2 is now available as the latest stable version of this powerful, free, open-source, and cross-platform audio editor software for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems.

Audacity 3.2 is coming to an end almost a year after the Audacity 3.1 series, which includes several exciting new features, including support for VST3 effects, support for the WavPack open audio compression format, and support for the latest FFmpeg 5.0 multimedia framework.

Audacity 3.2 adds a new Effects button to the tracks menu in order to store real-time effects. This includes additional sorting and grouping options in the Effects preferences. Here''s the real-time effects feature in action!

As well as the merger of the mixer bar with the meters, a quick audio sharing feature, and a new Audio Setup button by default that removes the Device toolbar, the UI will still be able to re-add the Device toolbar via the View > Toolbars menu).

Audacity can now be compiled without JACK support on GNU/Linux systems, and mpg123 is now used as the default MP3 importer instead of mad, and XDG directories on GNU/Linux systems are now supported, and plugins are now automatically scanned, tested, and enabled when Audacity starts.

Audacity 3.2 has also fixed several issues in order to improve M4A/AAC support, allowing you to set the bitrate between 98 and 160 kbit/s for mono or between 196 and 320 kbit/s for stereo, importing of MP3 files, batch processing, GTK packaging in AppImages, and other functions.

The Audacity binaries have been formally licensed under the GNU General Public License, Version 3, while the majority of the code files are still under the GPLv2-or-later.

The projects GitHub page has a full release notes, and you may download Audacity 3.2 from the official website as an AppImage, which you may run on virtually any GNU/Linux distribution without installing anything on your computer.