Audacity’s New Owner Promises Big Improvements

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
Audacity Audio editor
Last updated 30 June, 2021


Open-source cross-platform audio editor app Audacity, which we all use (right?) has been bought by a music software company, that is promising to give it “the attention it deserves”, while keeping it free.

It’s been acquired by Muse Group, which also owns musical score and guitar tab software, and is run by a character called Tantacrul, who it turns out is a bit of a cult figure in that world.

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He’s made a reasonably entertaining video (below), explaining the group’s reason for acquiring Audacity, looking into its history, and outlining some of the improvements Muse Group wants to make.

Basically, it looks like Audacity going to stop being so clunky and ugly and become prettier and easier to use. We’ll take that.

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