Release Notes 2.2.1

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Audacity 2.2.1 was released on XX Month 2017.
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Changes since previous version

See the New Features page in the Manual for more information about improvements and other changes.


Waveform colorways

You can optionally change the colorway of the waveforms displayed in your project. The setting is per track and not per project so you can have multiple colorways in the same project as in the image below.

Four colorways are available with the color selection made from the dropdown menu in the track's Track Control Panel.

"Save Other" reverts to "Export" in the File menu

When we made the menu changes for 2.2.0 we introduced an entry into the File menu called "Save Other" which led to a sub-menu for exporting various audio formats.

Many users were confused by this change and found it hard to find where they could export audio from. So for 2.2.1 we have changed that menu entry to be File > Export.

Other Changes

Bug Fixes

We fixed a bug on Mac that caused Audacity to crash with certain Chain files. Plaus we fixed another Mac big whereby opening a second project from Mac's Finder produced a second inaccessible instance of Audacity

For those who really have to know, the list of bugs fixed in 2.2.1 is here.

Supported Platforms

Audacity is for Windows, Mac and Linux desktop machines. There is no version of Audacity for Android or iPhone.


  • Audacity 2.2.1 requires the CPU to support the SSE2 instruction set which should be available on any Intel hardware produced after 2001 and any AMD hardware produced after 2003. To check what SSE levels your CPU supports, you can install CPU-Z. If your hardware only supports SSE, you may download Audacity 2.0.6 (ZIP, not installer) by clicking this link.
  • 2.2.0 does not officially support Windows XP.

macOS / Mac OS X


  • Linux support is tested on Ubuntu Linux.
    • Audacity may compile on Gentoo, Debian, Mint.
    • Audacity does not currently compile on SuSE Linux.


See our list of issues for much more detail of issues with Audacity 2.2.1.
  • Below are listed what we believe are the most common and important issues with 2.2.1 for most users.


We track these and many other bugs in our 'bugzilla' database.
  • Click on the bug numbers to see work done on these bugs.
IDSummary (5 tasks) ID
42Timer Record occasionally carries on recording past the scheduled end, requiring force quit42
1726Linux: MIDI playback timing / synchronisation problems1726
1767Opening a second project from Mac's Finder produces a second inaccessible instance of Audacity1767
276Linux: PULSE-AUDIO issues. Freeze repeatedly starting/stopping streams276
1765Using File > Open to import audio gives wrong zoom level and no scroll bar slider1765