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[non-Blender] Audacity 3.4 adds Beats and Measures Grid and Time Stretching


Audacity is popular open source software for recording and editing audio. So if you’re producing music, a podcast, or just playing around with audio, Audacity is for you.

Their 3.4 release adds the following features:

  • Beats and measures grid: You can now easily align your audio clips to the musical tempo and rhythm of your project. The grid shows you the subdivisions of each measure depending on your zoom level, and you can snap your clips to the nearest beat.
  • Time stretching: You can now change the duration of your audio clips without affecting their pitch non-destructively. Audacity 3.4 uses a new time stretching algorithm specifically made for music, which outperforms many of the commercially available options.
  • New exporter: You now have all options for exporting in a single window, including advanced options for 5.1 exporting. The exporter now features the native file browser, giving you access to all your bookmarked folders.

And there's more! You can find the full changelog here.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

1 Comment

  1. Stephen Berlinger on

    The open source world is viewing this new MusHub entity with a lot of skepticism. Seems that the software gets root level permissions and reshares data via a torrent network. The torrent network, is a fair idea to distribute files. The company running it seems to be a bit cagey. Sad though, since all the software improvements they are making are steps in the right direction and much needed in the Linux audio world.

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