How to Install Audacity on Linux

 

How to Install Audacity on Linux


How to Install Audacity 

Audacity is an open-source audio editing application which you can use to record, edit audio files. You can record audio from various inputs like microphone, electric guitar, etc. It also gives ability to edit and trim audio clips according to your need


Recently Audacity released with new features for Ubuntu which includes theme improvements, zoom toggle command, etc. Apart from these it offers features like various audio effects including noise reduction and many more.


What’s new in Audacity 2.4.1:

  • Works on Mac Catalina.
  • New Time Toolbar.
  • Presets for more effects can be imported and exported.
  • New Multi-View mode for tracks.
  • Export audio to Opus in Windows, Linux.
  • Easier to convert labels between point labels and range labels.
  • New Loudness Normalization effect.
  • New RMS measurement analyzer.
  • New Noise Gate effect.
  • New Spectral Delete effect.



How to Install Audacity 2.4.1 in Ubuntu:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity


2. If you have a previous version installed, you can upgrade Audacity via Software Updater after adding the PPA.




or run following commands one by one to check updates and install (or upgrade) audacity 2.4.1:


sudo apt update

sudo apt install audacity



How to Uninstall Audacity from Linux


To remove the PPA repository, launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.

To remove Audacity audio software, either use system package manager or run command in terminal:


sudo apt-get remove --autoremove audacity audacity-data




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