So, check this out, Audacity just added some new AI effects for all you Windows users out there. This stuff is wild. I’m talking about Noise Suppression, Transcription, Music Generation, Music Style Remix, and Music Separation. It’s some next-level stuff. OpenVINO is the name of the game here. This is Intel’s toolkit that allows deep learning models to run right on your hardware. That means you can get some serious power without needing to use some kind of crazy external server.
Let me break it down for you. Noise Suppression does exactly what it sounds like – it suppresses noise. It’s kind of like Audacity’s built-in Noise Removal effect. Then you’ve got Transcription powered by Whisper.cpp, which transcribes and translates words and outputs to a label track. And if you’re interested in exporting these transcriptions, you can do so through File → Export Other → Export Labels.
But it doesn’t stop there. Music Generation and Music Style Remix use Stable Diffusion to generate new music from a prompt or based on pre-existing music. And Music Separation can split a song into its vocal and instrumental parts, or into vocals, drums, bass, and a combined “anything else” part. It’s going to be perfect for creating covers and playalongs.
And if you’re interested in getting into the nitty-gritty details of these features, you can check out the links in the article. And if you’re ready to get started with these OpenVINO plugins, you need to download them from Intel’s dedicated GitHub page. Now, they do note that you might be able to compile the software from source on Linux and macOS, but there aren’t any instructions provided.
Audacity is really popular, especially in Linux circles, and these AI tools are going to be a game-changer. So, brace yourself. And if you’re in the Linux community, it’s likely that someone is going to compile them and make them available in different channels. It’s really exciting stuff.