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Audacity for Mac

Audacity 3.2.0

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Sometimes latest versions of the software can cause issues when installed on older devices or devices running an older version of the operating system.

Software makers usually fix these issues but it can take them some time. What you can do in the meantime is to download and install an older version of Audacity 3.2.0.

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What's new in this version:

Prominent changes:
- Added a new Effects button to the tracks menu, allowing you to place realtime effects
- Merged the mixer bar with the meter bars
- Added a new Audio Setup button, replacing the Device Toolbar by default. The device toolbar can be re-added via the View > Toolbars menu.
- The Effects menu has gotten a new sorting. Other sorting and grouping options can be found in the Effects preferences.
- Updated the icons

Plugin changes:
- VST3 effects are now supported
- The following plugin formats are now realtime capable: VST3, LV2, LADSPA, Audio Units
- Plugins now automatically get scanned, tested and enabled when Audacity starts

System changes:
- Apple Silicon (arm64) and Universal Binaries are now supported on macOS
- FFMPEG 5.0 (avformat 59) is now supported, in addition to avformat 55, 57 and 58
- Added support for Wavpack
- On Linux, Audacity can now be compiled without JACK present
- Audacity now uses XDG directories on Linux
- Note: If you are upgrading from a previous version, Audacity will keep using the ~/.audacity-data and ~/.audacity folders until you delete them
- Switched from mad to mpg123 as MP3 importer

License update:
- Audacity binaries are now licensed under the GNU General Public License, Version 3
- Most code files remain GPLv2-or-later, but VST3 support required this license update

Other changes:
- Removed the Zoom Tool. You can use the zoom buttons or Ctrl+Scroll (macOS: Cmd+Scroll) to zoom instead.

- Audacity sometimes not being able to import MP3 files (or reporting Huffman Data Overruns)
- rare data loss bug when placing labels during recording
- clip titles being able to disappear off-screen when editing them
- Punch and Roll not paying tracks in sync
- clip titles changing name when applying some effects
- During batch processing, Audacity will no longer stop to ask for a sample rate when an unsupported one is chosen, but choose the nearest supported one instead
- mod-script-pipe not being installed on Linux