How can I split a long recording into multiple files or CD tracks?
Follow these steps to create a separate file for each song or segment of a long recording. This is particularly useful if you are creating a CD, since each file will appear as a separate track on the CD.
- Click to place the cursor at the start of the first song.
- Choose “Add Label at Selection” from the Project menu (or Tracks menu in Audacity Beta). If you wish, you can type the name of the song.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each song.
- When you are finished, choose “Export Multiple” from the File menu. When you click the “Export” button, Audacity will save each song as a separate file, using the format and location you choose.
Alternatively, Audacity can attempt to detect the silences between tracks then label them automatically using Analyze > Silence Finder. If you do not have Silence Finder in your version of Audacity, it can be found in the Audacity legacy 1.2.6 Plug-in Pack.