A First Look at Audacity 3.3.0

Audacity 3.3.0 was released today! In this video I walk through the changes, additions, and fixes in Audacity 3.3.0.

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Audacity 3.2.3 Released

I pulled the previous video I did on this update to version 3.2.3 of Audacity. I explain why in this redo. I also show you how to restore the Cut/Copy/Paste toolbar that’s back in 3.2.3. While it’s not new in 3.2.3, I show you how to restore the Device Toolbar and how to remove the Audio Setup and Share Audio buttons.

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What’s New In Audacity Version 3.2.2?

With the release of Audacity 3.2.2 comes support for VST2 realtime, stackable effects. Support for VST3 effects was introduced in version 3.2.0 and with the release of 3.2.2, both VST2 and VST3 plugins can be used as realtime effects. This is a major step forward for Audacity in its move toward full non-destructive editing. I also talk about a problem I experienced in 3.2.1 with editing macros. That bug has been resolved in 3.2.2.

Audacity 3.2.1 Released PLUS: How to Unhide the Device Toolbar

Without much fanfare Audacity version 3.2.1 is out and among other fixes, includes a fix for the missing ffmpeg file for M1/M2 Mac users. Here’s a link to the fixes in this version of Audacity.


Plus the Device Toolbar lives! You just need to unhide it if you want it back.


  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:16 – Audacity Version 3.2.1
  • 00:29 – ffmpeg Workaround in 3.2.0 for M1/M2 Mac Users
  • 01:18 – ffmpeg Fix in Version 3.2.1
  • 01:53 – Unhiding the Device Toolbar
  • 03:10 – Wrap-up

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  • Audacity Version 3.2.1 (for post-processing)
  • Camtasia 2022
  • Auphonic Desktop App

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Audacity Version 3.2.1 Is Out

Most of us are already aware that Audacity version 3.2.0 has been released but did you know that version 3.2.1 just came out? There wasn’t much fanfare around its release because it’s a patch release, but at least one of the fixes in this release is significant if you use Audacity on an M1 or M2 Mac like I do. The fix is in the ffmpeg library for MacOS running on an M1 or M2 processor. When 3.2.0 came out it had an issue with the previous ffmpeg libraries for M1 and M2 Mac users. The temporary fix was to download an x_86 version of Audacity 3.2.0 that would recognize the version of ffmpeg previously installed. Long story short, this has been resolved and starting with version 3.2.1 Audacity for Mac locates and installs the correct ffmpeg file. Here’s the link I mentioned for more information:

This is pre-release episode of The Audacity Channel podcast. The official launch will be in the winter of 2023 and coincide with the launch of The Audacity Bootcamp Online School for Podcasters and ACX Audiobook Narrators. For more information about the Audacity Bootcamp online school, visit:

Audacity Version 3.2.0 Released

The production version of Audacity 3.2.0 was released earlier today. It’s no longer in Beta. Audacity has published a page outlining new features, fixes, changes, and download links. There’s some important information on this page that you’ll probably want to take a look at. Here’s that link:

The new 3.2.0 manual is no longer included as part of the Audacity download but can downloaded by going to this page:

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