Audacity 3.2 adds Realtime Effects, Cloud Sharing and More

Audacity takes a “major step towards transforming into a DAW” as it reaches version 3.2. The free and open-source software aims for “end-to-end production tool” status, adding realtime effects processing, cloud sharing and more.

Audacity have been around since 2000, but not only does free and open-source audio editor, it continues to evolve. Version 3.2 has now landed, and it promises to take “large strides” towards transforming the software into an “end-to-end production tool”. In other words, a fully-fledged DAW.

‘What’s new at Audacity 3.2?’ At a glance, list indicates that this is indeed a significant update. There’s now realtime effects support, meaning that processing can be applied non-destructively and parameters can be tweaked on-the-fly, and effects can also be ‘stacked’.

In other news, the interface has been cleaned-up – stripped back, simplified and made more ‘DAW-like’ according to Audacity developer Muse Group. VST3 plugin support is also part of the v3.2 package.

In addition, we have, a new audio sharing platform that enables you to back up your Audacity projects to the cloud directly from the software. You can then share your content publicly or privately.

Key new features in Audacity 3.2:

  • VST3 support
  • Realtime Effects support
  • The ability to upload and share audio with
  • Apple Silicon support

Audacity 3.2 runs on PC, Mac and Linux and can be downloaded now on the Audacity website.  See the release notes for details.

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