Difference between revisions of "Release Notes 3.2"

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** Automated plugin detection
 
** Automated plugin detection
 
* Real-time effect support
 
* Real-time effect support
** (but probably very few native real-time effects; download site for AU/LV2/VST2/VST3 plugins will be provided)
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** The following effects have been ported to be real-time capable: Amplify, Echo, Wahwah.
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** All plugins are real-time capable, you can download them on https://plugins.audacityteam.org
 
* New effect sorting, making the menu much shorter
 
* New effect sorting, making the menu much shorter
 
* Apple Silicon support
 
* Apple Silicon support
 
* Rendering improvements
 
* Rendering improvements
** Less CPU usage to update visuals in timeline
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** track rendering is now done in Direct2D (Windows) / OpenGL (Mac, Linux), resulting in '''much''' faster performance (from 150ms per frame to 6ms per frame, a 25x speed increase)
** Higher refresh rate of UI (was capped at 20Hz before)
 
 
* FFMPEG 5.0 support
 
* FFMPEG 5.0 support
 
* New icons (using the Musescore icon set)
 
* New icons (using the Musescore icon set)
* Device toolbar gets hidden by default; instead a Zoom-like audio source selector button lives in the top bar
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* Device toolbar got hidden by default, replaced by an Audio Settings button.
 
* Zoom tool removal (does not affect the zoom buttons; only the tool in the tools toolbar)
 
* Zoom tool removal (does not affect the zoom buttons; only the tool in the tools toolbar)

Revision as of 18:09, 11 May 2022

preliminary list:

  • VST3 support
    • License switch to GPLv3 because of it
  • New plugin manager
    • Automated plugin detection
  • Real-time effect support
    • The following effects have been ported to be real-time capable: Amplify, Echo, Wahwah.
    • All plugins are real-time capable, you can download them on https://plugins.audacityteam.org
  • New effect sorting, making the menu much shorter
  • Apple Silicon support
  • Rendering improvements
    • track rendering is now done in Direct2D (Windows) / OpenGL (Mac, Linux), resulting in much faster performance (from 150ms per frame to 6ms per frame, a 25x speed increase)
  • FFMPEG 5.0 support
  • New icons (using the Musescore icon set)
  • Device toolbar got hidden by default, replaced by an Audio Settings button.
  • Zoom tool removal (does not affect the zoom buttons; only the tool in the tools toolbar)