Audiate Version History

27 April, 2021: Audiate 2021.2.0

  • Camtasia 2021 audio handoff
    • If you're on Camtasia 2021 (released April 27th, 2021) you can now send files directly between Camtasia and Audiate
      • In Camtasia, right click an audio media and select "Edit in Audiate..." to start editing it in Audiate
      • When you're done editing in Audiate (or if you started in Audiate), click the "Export" button and select "Export to Camtasia..." to send your audio directly to the Camtasia Media Bin or Timeline
      • Coming in a future update: Automatically edit your Camtasia video with Audiate edits!
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a crash related to saving and exporting from projects with audio effects

13 April, 2021: Audiate 2021.1.0

  • Much faster transcription speed
    • Importing audio and getting a transcription is drastically faster, to get you editing with minimal delay
  • Properties Panel improvements
    • The properties panel can now be docked on the side of the screen to keep it always open, as well as allowing for more properties to be viewed at once
    • Properties panel docked/undocked state will be remembered, so opening and closing the panel will keep it in your desired state
  • Mac
    • Audiate will now prevent the display from going to sleep while recording
    • You can now see progress of transcription or product updates in the dock and app switcher
    • You can now Command click on the project file in the title bar and see the file path (standard Mac behavior)
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that could cause stopping playback to take longer than intended
    • Right clicking on a word in the script view should no longer cause selection to be lost and will now open the proper context menu
    • Select all while the "Custom Word" dialog is open should no longer be able to select the script behind the dialog

24 March, 2021: Audiate 2021.0.4

  • Bug Fix
    • Fixed an issue where Redo wouldn't function after an Undo of an effect change

4 March, 2021: Audiate 2021.0.3

  • Improved importing speeds
    • You should see significant improvements to transcription speed on import
    • More improvements to import speed will come in future releases
  • New sign-in workflow 
  • Bug Fixes
    • The EQ effect will now properly remember the current preset when modifying settings
    • Fixed a bug where moving a project cross-platform caused a loss of audio waveform and playback

15 February, 2021: Audiate 2021.0.2

  • Added a workaround for users that are unable to use Audiate on Windows
    • If you see disabled menus and controls in Audiate, this was due to certain files being unable to install. You’ll now see a warning on installation to help you install the necessary files manually

29 January, 2021: Audiate 2021.0.1

  • Script Exporting bug fix
    • Exporting the script as an .SRT file from Audiate for use in other products like Camtasia should now work properly

28 January, 2021: Audiate 2021.0.0

  • New exporting formats
    • You can now export to .mp3 and .m4a file formats
  • Easier script corrections
    • Double clicking a word, or pressing Control + D on Windows or Command + D on Mac, will now open the custom word dialog for easier script corrections
  • Improved audio effects controls
    • The most important controls in each effect are now emphasized. Most of the time, you should only need to interact with these controls, but if you’d like to dig deeper the other options are still available to you by scrolling down
  • Added an output meter in the properties panel
    • You can now see the Peak and RMS output levels of your playback in the properties panel, as well as adjust the overall output volume of Audiate
  • Added the ability to opt out of reporting anonymous crashes and analytics, as well as opting out of improving the speech to text engine over time. You can learn more here: https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360076768651
  • Fixed a bug that could cause audio pops and clicks during recordings

8 December, 2020: Audiate 2020.2.1

  • Support for transcribing new languages
    • Audiate itself will still be in English, but you can now select which language you'd like to transcribe in the Settings > Language menu
    • We've added support to transcribe audio spoken in the following languages
      • English (UK)
      • English (Australian)
      • Dutch
      • French
      • German
      • Italian
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • Spanish (Castilian)
      • Spanish (Argentinian)
      • Spanish (Columbian)
      • Spanish (Mexican)
      • Spanish (Peruvian)
  • Bug Fix
    • Fixed a startup crash related to the auto-save functionality

23 November, 2020: Audiate 2020.2.0

  • Audio Effects! We've added 7 effects to help improve the quality of your voice recordings
    • Remove Noise: Remove background noise like a fan or street ambiance to get a cleaner, clearer recording. Apply Remove Noise to most recordings before applying other effects for the best results.
    • Volume Leveler: Use Volume Leveler to level out the volume of a recording. This effect will keep your voice at a consistent, professional sounding level
    • Equalizer: Use the Equalizer effect to make adjustments to the clarity and tone of your recordings. You can take a recording that sounds muddy or hollow, and make it sound clear and full
    • DeEsser: Remove hard consonant pronunciations such as “Ess” or “S” from a recording
    • Remove Reverb: Remove audio tails and echoes which commonly occur in large open spaces from a recording
    • Remove Plosives: Remove pops and breath sounds of powerful “P” pronunciations from the recording
    • DeClipper: Remove distortion and clipping that occur with improper microphone levels from the recording
  • Improved Importing
    • Now when you import a file, you can see it appearing behind the progress dialog as it is transcribing
    • If you cancel or lose connection at any time, you can now edit what has already been transcribed, and resume transcribing by right clicking the [...] at the end of your file and choosing "Transcribe Selection"
  • Offline editing
    • If you lose connection, or have to travel without an internet connection, Audiate will now allow editing for up to 24 hours since the last connection
    • Please note, any transcription features require an internet connection, so you'll still need to be connected to make use of recording, importing and transcription
  • Auto-save
    • Audiate will now auto-save backups of your projects every minute. If you crash for any reason, you'll be prompted the next time you open that project (if it was previously saved) or open Audiate (if it was never saved) to load the latest auto-saved version of a project

8 September, 2020: Audiate 2020.1.3

  • Users who were experiencing an issue where the menus were inaccessible should now be able to use Audiate

2 September, 2020: Audiate 2020.1.2

  • You can now edit previously saved Audiate projects while offline for up to 24 hours since your last connection
    • Features like importing and recording still require an internet connection in order to transcribe audio
    • Added warnings when trying to use features that require an internet connection while offline
  • Made it much easier to access Audiate logs to send to our tech support

17 August, 2020: Audiate 2020.1.1

  • Greatly improved editing quality
    • Audiate will now automatically round the edges of your edits, to make sure you never experience clicks or pops when editing!
  • The waveform panel is now resizable
  • Added support to allow importing additional file formats
    • .mp3
    • .m4a
    • .mp4
    • If a format is unsupported Audiate now shows a proper warning, and more formats will be added in the future
  • Audiate will now allow for retrying when losing connection during critical functionality like updating and transcribing, and will properly message when unable to connect

13 July, 2020: Audiate 2020.1.0

  • Improvements to stability and security
  • Improved selection in the script panel
  • Improved the ability to insert additional recordings
    • When pressing record, a new recording will begin at the current playhead time, and will no longer overwrite a selection
  • Dragging the playhead at the edge of the waveform view is more responsive

17 June, 2020: Audiate 2020.0.6

  • Fixed a crash when saving Audiate projects to another volume
  • Added a warning before attempting transcription of an audio file past our supported duration
    • This is currently set to 90 minutes, we will be removing this limit in the future
    • Projects can be any duration, so importing multiple files that are less than 90 minutes is possible. Any additional imports will be placed where your current playhead position is.
  • Fixed an issue causing connection loss to the transcription service
  • Added a warning when connection to the transcription service is dropped
  • Added a way to recover from having grayed out menus and being unable to use Audiate
    • If you are experiencing this issue, please follow up with support for steps to fix

4 June, 2020: Audiate 2020.0.5

  • Fixed a bug preventing some users from accessing menus or controls

27 May, 2020: Audiate 2020.0.4

  • Hesitations should now properly be displayed in the waveform panel.

27 May, 2020: Audiate 2020.0.3

  • Improved the waveform panel user interface.
  • Fixed a bug with recording and importing that caused a crash.

19 May, 2020: Audiate 2020.0.2

  • Audiate will now allow you to resume importing after reconnecting if your internet connection is lost during the transcription process.
  • Fixed the “what’s new” link to properly go to the Audiate release notes.

7 May, 2020: Audiate 2020.0.1

  • Improved "Import Audio" progress meter with more accurate time estimates.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.

28 April, 2020: Audiate 2020.0.0 

  • Transcribe your voice instantly. Press record and get an immediate transcription of everything you say.
  • Import any WAV file and get a transcription in about as long as it would take to play it back.
    • MP3, M4A, and MP4 import coming soon!
  • Edit your audio using text. Using the generated transcription,silence and delete sections as audio as easily as editing a text document!
  • Enhance the sound of your microphone with built in noise reduction and volume leveling.
    • A suite of plugins to use with all audio is coming soon!
  • Zoom in and make detailed edits using the waveform panel, while still being able to see the boundaries of each word Export your transcript as a caption file (SRT) or text file for use in other applications - such as Camtasia.
  • Export your edited audio to a high-quality .WAV file for use in other applications.
  • Coming soon
    • MP3, M4A
    • export Seamless single click export of audio into Camtasia