Version History of Audacity 1.3.4

New features

  • New Welcome Screen with introduction to Audacity.
  • Enhanced Windows Shell integration, so Audacity shows up in lots of Windows places such as "Open With".
  • New keyboard command: 'Mix and Render to New Track' (bound to Ctrl+Shift+M).
  • New keyboard shortcut: "Shift-A" starts playback when stopped, or performs "Stop and Select" when playing.
  • Added support for VAMP audio analysis plug-ins.
  • Solo button solos only one track at a time, and a track cannot be both mute and solo.

Interface

  • Keyboard shortcuts for making short/long jumps along the timeline.
  • Added 'Snap To' in the Selection Bar.
  • Made keyboard navigation easier when multiple menu items with the same first letter exist.
  • Enhanced interface for label editing.
  • Layout of OK/Cancel buttons consistency improved.

Preferences:

  • "Select all audio in project, if none selected" (on by default).
  • "Beep on completion of longer activities" (system bell, not main output).
  • Other preferences cleaned up and explanations improved.
  • Envelopes: Many fixes when copying / pasting / repeating.
  • Many translation updates.
  • Track height fixed in several cases.
  • CleanSpeech mode switching without closing and re-opening fixed.

Opening/Saving Formats

  • Metadata editor added for OGG, FLAC and WAV/AIFF exports, and general improvements.
  • Metadata import improved.
  • Muted tracks are no longer audible in the exported mix.

Effects

  • Truncate Silence: support for multiple and stereo tracks.
  • Dtmf Generator:
    • Added support for keypad letters.
    • Added an amplitude control.
  • Compressor: variable decay time added.
  • Equalization:
    • Clicks at start / end prevented.
    • Improvements to saved curves being found.
    • Preview works correctly.
  • 'Merge' command appears in Undo history.
  • Clipping detected more reliably.
  • Nyquist plug-ins reviewed and enhanced.
  • Better (and more) progress bars.
  • Canceling effect always restores previous audio.
  • Several improvement to effects in batch mode.

Recording/Playback

  • Improvements to latency correction.
  • Updated version of portaudio-v19 library.