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Vaughan Johnson has been an Audacity Team member since 2002.


  • software developer (C++)
  • Tech Leader (2006 - 2016)
  • bursar and income developer (2006 – 2016)
  • Release Manager for 15 released versions (2009 - 2015)
  • Project Administrator for Audacity’s participation in Google Summer of Code 2008 and 2009
  • website (PHP and JavaScript) (2006 – 2016)

feature contributions

  • time-warping effects Change Tempo/Pitch/Speed , including frequency-to-pitchname conversion, and flexible multi-format interfaces
  • Timer Record
  • Lyrics/Karaoke window
  • Mixer Board view with per-track VU meters
  • many improvements to underlying “block data” structure handling, for fast, efficient, and correct processing of audio data
  • LADSPA effects support for Microsoft Windows ®
  • Preview feature for all built-in effects, GUI changes to some other effects, improved error handling and history for effects
  • Transport menu
  • data security enhancements
  • many other contributions in features and GUI

custom versions of Audacity for 3rd parties

  • for UmixIt: Lyrics/Karaoke window (with DominicMazzoni), Mixer Board view, per-project branding (logo, graphics, web links), and security enhancements to prevent virus transmission via maliciously modified project files
  • for Thinklabs: phonocardiography display for analysis, for use with their electronic stethoscopes
  • for Audiotouch: simplified editing with reduced menus and dialogs, auto-save
  • others

vaughan at audacityteam dot org