Install AudaCity Sound Editor in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/and other Ubuntu derivatives

Audacity free open-source, easy-to-use, sound recorder, multi-track audio editor and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. This program is translated into many languages and it's main functionality includes: live audio recording through microphone or mixer, convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, support sound editing (WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis), Change the speed or pitch of a recording, and Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
It also has ability to capture streaming audio. Device Toolbar manages multiple input and output devices. Level meters can monitor volume levels before, during and after recording. Clipping can be displayed in the waveform or in a label track. Import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or new recordings. Export your recordings in many different file formats, including multiple files at once.

Some of its bold features:
  • Timer Record and Sound Activated Recording features.
  • Dub over existing tracks to create multi-track recordings.
  • Record at very low latencies on supported devices on Linux by using Audacity with JACK.
  • Record at sample rates up to 192,000 Hz (subject to appropriate hardware and host selection). Up to 384,000 Hz is supported for appropriate high-resolution devices on Linux.
  • Record at 24-bit depth on Linux (using ALSA or JACK host).
  • Record multiple channels at once (subject to appropriate hardware).
  • Import and export WAV, AIFF, AU, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis files.
  • Import raw (headerless) audio files using the "Import Raw" command.
  • Export MP3 files with the optional LAME encoder library.
  • Import and export AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC) and WMA with the optional FFmpeg library (this also supports import of audio from video files).
  • Tracks with different sample rates or formats are converted automatically in real time.
  • Sample rates and formats are converted using high-quality resampling and dithering.
  • Edit and mix large numbers of tracks.
  • Multiple clips are allowed per track.
  • Automatic Crash Recovery in the event of abnormal program termination.
  • Tracks and selections can be fully manipulated using the keyboard. Large range of keyboard shortcuts.

  • Change the pitch without altering the tempo (or vice-versa).
  • Remove static, hiss, hum or other constant background noises.
  • Alter frequencies with Equalization, Bass and Treble, High/Low Pass and Notch Filter effects.
  • Adjust volume with Compressor, Amplify, Normalize, Fade In/Fade Out and Adjustable Fade effects.
  • Remove Vocals from suitable stereo tracks.
  • Create voice-overs for podcasts or DJ sets using Auto Duck effect.
  • Run "Chains" of effects on a project or multiple files in Batch Processing mode.
  • Other built-in effects include:
    • Echo
    • Paulstretch (extreme stretch)
    • Phaser
    • Reverb
    • Reverse
    • Truncate Silence
    • Wahwah


Changes and improvements in this version:
  • You can now navigate through an effect or other dialog using keyboard TAB.
  • Fixed a crash when using Equalization.
  • It was not possible to open an effect or other dialog then navigate through the dialog using TAB.
  • The Play shortcut did not play a read-directly WAV, AIFF or FLAC import if the warning for importing uncompressed files appeared.
  • Shaped dither was corrupted and too loud on all stereo exports except FLAC.
  • Keyboard Preferences: some Edit and Align commands for different sub-menus showed the same name.
  • Recordings stopped with "Stop and Set Cursor" shortcut could not be undone.
  • Update to PortAudio r1910 fixes memory and other bugs under ALSA.
  • Applied fix for wxGTK 2.8.12 bug which resulted in loss of Audacity's menu bar (or visual corruption under Unity) on Debian-based systems.
  • Some other changes.

To install Audacity in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it
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