Linux News Today: Audacity 2.1.2 Open-Source Audio Editor Has Better Noise Reduction Effects
The Audacity developers have released the second maintenance release in the 2.1 series of the open-source and cross-platform audio editor software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
According to the release notes, which we have also attached below for reference, Audacity 2.1.2 adds various changes to the Noise Reduction defaults, and support for wxWidgets 3.0.2. The Preferences Menu and the Track Dropdown Menu (for the Spectrograms) have been restructured.
The Spectrogram view of the tracks has received multiple improvements, especially for vocal operations, such as the addition of a new option called Spectral Reassignment, a better Pitch (EAC) algorithm, per-track support in the Spectrogram Settings, and four new Spectrogram scales.
In order to avoid metallic artifacts, the “Frequency smoothing” feature of the Noise Reduction effects has been increased to 3, the default values are now automatically set when attempting to delete the audacity.cfg file or resetting the preferences, and a crash that occurred when attempting to read very large .mp2 or .wav audio files has been patched.
For Windows users, to avoid the deletion of any temporary files by various disk cleaner utilities, Audacity 2.1.2 changes the default location of the “work in progress” folder. Download Audacity 2.1.2 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from Softpedia. More details can be found in the changelog below or on the project’s website.