Audacity audio editor 2.2.2 was released two days ago with some improvements and several bug-fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04.
Audacity 2.2.2 release highlights:
- Easier zooming in and out with mousewheel, new Zoom Toggle command, and context menu for vertical rulers.
- Easy access to change keyboard bindings of menu commands by holding Shift key
- Detection of dropout errors while recording with overburdened CPU
- Improved contrasts in Light and Dark themes
- Half-wave display option
- Several bugs/annoyances in 2.2.1 are now fixed
- See Release Notes for details.
How to Install Audacity 2.2.2 in Ubuntu:
The Audacity team does not offer pre-compiled Linux binaries. Other than building from source, a third-party PPA is available with Audacity 2.2.2 packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04.
1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity
Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to add the PPA.
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 2.2:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install audacity
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