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A new version of the Audacity audio editor is available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Audacity 2.2.2 sees the open-source app add a small wave of new features, including:

  • Dropout detection during recording
  • Half-wave display option
  • Easier zooming in and out with mousewheel
  • New Zoom Toggle command
  • Context menu for vertical rulers
  • Change keyboard shortcuts of menu commands by holding Shift key

This update also builds upon the major changes introduced in the release of Audacity 2.2.0 last year, as well that of the minor 2.2.1 update earlier this year.

Among other improvements in this update:

  • Light and Dark themes have improved contrast
  • Consolidated ‘extra menu’
  • Bug fixes

The Audacity wiki has more details on what’s new in this update.

Install Audacity Updates on Ubuntu

Audacity is free, open-source software. It is available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux desktops from the official official Audacity website:

Audacity Website Downloads Page

To install Audacity 2.2.2 on Ubuntu you will need to add the following community-maintained Audacity PPA to your software sources.

Adding this PPA will ensure you get this update as well as any future updates that are released, automatically, via the Software Updater mechanism.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity
sudo apt update && sudo apt install audacity

Once the install is complete you can launch Audacity from your app launcher of choice.

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