Completed Features

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These are all previous feature requests which are now implemented in Audacity. The first version to implement them is in brackets.

  • Continuously variable pitch/speed... known as "Gliding Stretch" in Cool Edit Pro/Adobe Audition. (Time Track  in 1.2.x)
  • VuMeter - complete with both peak and RMS display, peak-hold lines, linear and dB scales, resizable windows, and clipping indicators (1.2.2).
  • Add label at current playback cursor (1.2.2).
  • Import/export FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) - Fully implemented via the current version of libsndfile in future releases. 1.3 has an enhanced exporter which supports FLAC tags as well (1.3.2).
  • Export Multiple - exports separate file for each label appeared in (1.2.2).
  • Automation: Export many files at once (1.2.3).
  • Time position and selection - display as a number the position of the cursor, of the begin and end of selection/ Set selection or move cursor based on times (i.e. select 1.0 sec to 5.0 sec) (1.3.0)
  • Waveform scale: dB option - already done - change the option on the track pop down menu to "waveform (dB)"
  • More than one clip per track (1.3.0).
  • Support for GTK+2 & Unicode wxWidgets builds (1.3.0).
  • Allow generation of X seconds of silence at cursor a la v1.0.0 "Insert Silence" instead of fixed 30 second interval (1.2.4).
  • Make Mono Track: Option to create a new mono track from a stereo track (1.3.0).
  • 12-band graphic equalizer (smoother and faster than the current FFT filter or Equalizer) (1.3.2).
  • Scheduled start and end times for recording (1.3.2).
  • Noise Removal (1.2.4).
  • Make "label at selection" work while recording (1.2.4).
  • Allow clear or partial clear of Undo buffers (1.2.4).
  • Quickly find the locations in your recording where you need to do some editing.

Press CTRL + M to add a label at the current playback or recording position. This then gives you markers on the project which you can click on to return to the position you were at when you created the label.

  • Mixer support for ALSA on Linux (1.3.2).
  • LAME commandline switches. If you choose an external encoder such as LAME when exporting you can use command line switches (1.3.3).
  • Noise removal (more flexible - ala Goldwave, possibility to apply effect even less) (1.3.3).
  • Time Shift Tool to move all selected tracks at the same time, and tell in tool bar the shift amount (1.3.3)
  • Ability to time-shift a /selection/ within a track and not have to split selection to another track first (1.3.0).
  • Paste a selection to any track, to the current position of the cursor, not just to the beginning of the track, or just to the end of existing material on the track (1.3.0)
  • Automation via export-to-pipe: Instead of only being able to export to a file, could Audacity be made to have the ability to pipe data in a given format to a specific application? This would be really useful, because it would allow the user to do things like convert WAV format data created by Audacity to formats that Audacity does not support (yet) or to otherwise do post-processing in a fully automated fashion. For example, I'd like to convert WAV data created by Audacity using notlame's --vbr-new option, which Audacity does not support (as far as I know). Right now that involves exporting to WAV and then manually running notlame --vbr-new on the exported file. With a lot of files to process in this manner, this becomes kind of a pain. Exporting to a pipe could solve this problem and many others besides (1.3.3).
  • I would love it there were more stompbox-style effects, you know, like distortion, the leslie speaker effect, chorus, flanger, talkbox/vocoder, That would be great. LADSPA plugins are already supported, and there are many available for such effects (1.3.3).
  • A nondefault setting to allow recovery/retaining of current data (recording in progress or otherwise) in case of accidental closure of audacity or power failure - even if data cannot be fully recovered it is preferable to have something (e.g. 70 minutes) rather than nothing, especially when recording live events. Now implemented, with full autosave and recovery (1.3.3)
  • Export OGG tags (title, artist, album, etc) (1.3.3)
  • An "all recognized formats" mask selection in the Windows open dialog (1.3.3)
  • Display genre drop-down list in alphabetical order (1.3.3)
  • More MP3 encoding options (bitrate, the possibility of choosing between CBR or VBR, etc...) (1.3.3)
  • The scroll wheel on a mouse zooms in and out of the waveform (like in Sound Forge)
    (1.2.x): Use CTRL-Wheel-Rotate
  • Allow saving and loading of FFT/EQ parameters to reapply later
    (1.3.1): New Equalization effect combines previous FFT Filter
  • Allow hotkeys to jump the cursor left and right during playback
  • Fix Save Project As.. dialogue so it defaults to saving wherever it last saved. (1.3.2)

Not necessary

These are all previous feature requests which are not deemed necessary as there are already other ways of doing the same thing

  • An option to normalize tracks individually. (Currently, normalizing works either on all tracks as a single group, or only on the selected track.) (1 vote)
    Use the standard technique to select multiple tracks. Select the first track you want to normalize by clicking in its Track Panel where the mute/solo buttons are, then hold down SHIFT while clicking in the other track(s) you want to normalize.