Audacity joins Muse
The company behind MuseScore has announced the acquisition of the well known FOSS audio editor, Audacity.
As stated on their website:
Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Developed by a group of volunteers as open source.
I watched the video announcement by Martin Keary of Muse Group, in the hope that another brilliant tool would improve while staying open source and free for its users. He said:
Audacity has just joined Muse Group, a collection of brands that includes another popular open source music app called MuseScore, which I’m currently in charge of. And since things are going rather well at MuseScore, I was asked to step up and also manage Audacity in partnership with its open source community. And just like we’re doing at MuseScore, we’re now planning on significantly improving the feature set and ease of use of Audacity – providing dedicated designers and developers to give it the attention it deserves – while keeping it free and open source.
— Martin Keary
Audacity has recently reached the 3.0 iteration. Despite not being prominently featured in the professional audio community, I’m sure many producers would enjoy its powerful features as I do.
Audacity is a perfectly apt tool that doesn’t break the bank, allowing anyone, whether beginner or professional, to edit audio. And, same as REAPER, Audacity enjoys a brilliant community of like-minded people, always keen to help everybody and improve the already vast arsenal of functionality.
I hope Muse will keep improving on the existing platform, and maybe finally apply that “fresh lick of paint” he mentions in the video.