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Audacity for Mac

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Audacity 2.2.0

  -  28.14 MB  -  Open Source

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 2.2.0.

For those interested in downloading the most recent release of Audacity for Mac or reading our review, simply click here.

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What's new in this version:

- Four Selectable themes provided, with new 'Light' theme as default, plus option to customize

- 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
- Stem plots
- Major overhaul to documentation/manual including many new images and streamlined text on landing pages for in-program help

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 much code:
- Overhaul of envelope handling code to deal with some anomalies
- Overhaul of exception handling for greater safety
- New Logo

Bug Fixes:
- Major work on bug fixing. 198 bugs that were in 2.1.3 fixed for 2.2.0
- The most serious bug fixed this time round was bug 437 which was about what happens when Audacity is recording and runs out of storage
- The problems of incomplete support for macOs Sierra have been resolved (including bug 290, bug 1567, bug 1702, and bug 1703)
- Most of the bugs fixed were more minor, such as bug 463 which was about a case in which the numbering on the timeline could display incorrect times

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