Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting your project, part of Learning Audacity (2012).
Once you've edited your audio file in Audacity and are ready to share with the rest of the…world, or if you just want to use it or work on it in another application, you'll have…to save your file in a format that can be read by other applications.…Remember, when we created a new project I mentioned how the file system can only be…read by Audacity, because it keeps track of information like the volume levels of tracks,…the pan settings, and so on.…When you export your audio, Audacity applies whatever settings you've used and exports a…single file, and you can choose from a variety of file formats.…Let's take a look at some of the options.…
I have my music_bed_nofade WAV file open here, but it really doesn't matter what file I'm using.…I just need something open so I can show you the Export settings.…So let's say I'm done working on this file and I want to convert it to a non-Audacity native format.…I'll choose File > Export. So like most Save or Export windows, you can name your file…and choose where you want to save it.…
- Creating a new project
- Adding tracks
- Recording two tracks simultaneously
- Making selections
- Splitting clips
- Automating volume
- Adding sound effects
- Using compression
- Inserting silence
- Exporting your project
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why don't the instructions for downloading the LAME MP3 encoder work?
A: Use the new homepage for Audacity, http://audacityteam.org/, rather than the sourceforge address shown in the course.
Q: This course was updated on 08/14/2015. What changed?
A: The author updated the "Downloading and installing Audacity" videos for Mac and Windows, and added a new video on the LAME MP3 encoder.