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 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:
Would you like a simple way to stay up-to-date with the changes in the major versions of Audacity? I have compiled a one-stop location for my videos regarding what’s new in major releases of Audacity. The best part is that it’s free! But you have to sign up. Here’s the link so you can check it out and see if it’s something that fits your needs. Click the image to take a look.
Audacity Version 3.2 Apha Build Reveal
Audacity 3.2 Alpha Build is out! This video is an overview of some of changes in this alpha version from the current production version, 3.1.3. This is not a production version of Audacity. The final production version of Audacity will no doubt have further improvements and changes. The stackable effects and non-destructive editing features in this alpha version are a huge leap forward. I want to give a big shoutout to the Audacity Team for bringing us these improvements.
- 00:00 Intro
- 00:23 Audacity Version 3.2 Alpha Build
- 00:40 The Tools Toolbar
- 00:55 The Audio Setup Button
- 01:24 Current Version Toolbar Comparison
- 01:40 The Meter Toolbar
- 02:06 Recording Meter Options
- 04:18 Stackable Effects and Non-Destructive Editing
- 06:51 The Selection Toolbar
- 06:58 The Play-at-Speed Toolbar
- 07:34 Recap and Summary
Hardware I used in this video (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying Amazon purchases).
- Synco D2 Hyper Cardioid Condenser Microphone https://amzn.to/3pQRbLm
- FUDESY 77 x 74 Collapsible Portable Retractable Green Screen https://amzn.to/3Cyv9V5
- Zoom H6 Portable Recorder https://amzn.to/3TjMN4Z
- 2022 MacBook Pro with an M1 Pro processor and 32 GB memory
Software I Used:
- Audacity Version 3.1.3 (for post-processing)
- Camtasia 2022 Video Creation Software
- Auphonic Desktop Leveler
Other places you’ll find me:
- Learn Audacity: https://learnaudacity.com
- Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced: https://learnaudacity.com/audacity-bootcamp-beginner-to-advanced/
- ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity: https://learnaudacity.com/acx-audiobook-production-using-audacity/
- Zoom H6 Audio Recording Essentials: https://learnaudacity.com/zoom-h6-audio-recording-essentials/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnAudacity
- TikTok (NEW!): https://www.tiktok.com/@audacitybootcamp
- Instagram (NEW!): https://www.instagram.com/audacitybootcamp/
What to Expect in Audacity Version 3.2
Audacity version 3.2 has an anticipated release date of September 2022. Audacity made this announcement on June 11, 2022. I haven’t seen anyone talking about it yet (but I don’t get out much) so this is my own announcement highlighting a few of the significant changes we can expect. As suspected, there are some changes to the user interface but the bigger news is probably stackable effects and real-time effects support. Leave a comment and tell me what you think of Audacity’s announcement of version 3.2.
Links I mention in this video:
– What to Expect in Audacity 3.2
– The Audacity Discord Server
Hardware used in this video (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying Amazon purchases) – RØDE NT-USB Mini Microphone
– Audacity Version 3.1.3
– Camtasia 2022
Future Possibilities For Audacity?
Here’s another preview of some possibilities for future versions of Audacity. The video below was posted on the Audacity Discord server a few months ago and is well worth your time if you’re an Audacity user. My impression is that these are just some possibilities for version 3.2 of Audacity and beyond. Regardless, it seems to me that once version 3.2 is out, the platform will be in place for bringing more of these needed changes and updates in a more rapid sequence. But that’s just my opinion as one watching this process from the outside. I appreciate all the work the Audacity team puts into this product while keeping it free to the end user. Get comfortable and watch the 20 minute video below.
What A Future Version of Audacity Might Look Like
Audacity floated this image out to the world on a couple of social media platforms last week as a way of some of the possible options for a future version. While the screenshot I share in this video isn’t in production, it does give us a glimpse into some possible improvements being worked on by the fine people at Audacity. I think it’s headed in the right direction in many ways but what are your thoughts?
00:00 – Introduction
00:24 – Where Have I Been?
01:32 – Learn Audacity Brand
01:55 – Audacity’s Shared Screenshot
06:04 – Audacity on the Microsoft App Store
07:10 – Audacity Milestones Webpage
07:41 – LearnAudacity.com
08:12 – Online Courses I Teach
Links mentioned in this video:
Hardware I used in this video. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying Amazon purchases:
- Fudesy Green Screen
- Shotgun-Microphone, SYNCO D2 Hyper-Cardioid Condenser Mic
- Zoom H6 Portable Recorder
- Neewer 2-Pack Dimmable 5600K USB LED Video Light with Adjustable Tripod Stand and Color Filters