Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
April 11, 2011: Audacity 1.3.13 released. This version now fully supports Windows 7 and contains many bug fixes plus a few new features. This version also supports Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Vista.
Numerous bug fixes:
- Crashes on Windows when clicking in the track or in effects dialogs.
- Crashes on OS X when closing or quitting.
- Warning (on by default) now provided when importing uncompressed audio files and when read-directly uncompressed files are missing.
- Full support added for later versions of the optional FFmpeg library up to current FFmpeg HEAD. More compatible U-Law/A-Law exports.
- VST effects processing restored to full speed. Hang fixed when launching on OS X 10.5 PPC with VST effects present.
- (OS X) Files imported from iTunes could create invalid characters in the .aup project file. See here for help re-opening older projects that have this error.
- (Linux) Crashes or stalled recordings using the pulse device. Crashes using Play-at-Speed if Audacity was configured with libsamplerate.
Changes and Improvements:
- Control Toolbar renamed to Transport Toolbar. Input/output selection moved from Mixer Toolbar to improved Device Toolbar (on by default).
- New “Sync-Lock Tracks” feature (turned on in the Tracks menu).
- Equalization now supports importing and exporting curves. Noise Removal improvements including new option to isolate noise.
- Improved Automatic Crash Recovery with all project changes autosaved.
- New “Extended Import” Preferences for specifying audio file importers.
- (Windows and Linux) Close button now quits on closing the last window while File > Close clears to a new, empty project.
Download Audacity 1.3.13:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7: Audacity 1.3.13 zip file (7.6 MB)
Windows 98/ME: Audacity 1.3.13 zip file (7.9 MB)
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for Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP