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Audacity: Exporting an Audio File (MP3, WAV, etc)

Audacity, Version: 2.3.2. Be aware that different versions of Audacity will vary in appearance and functionality. Full Guide: View/Download


When the project is done it needs to be exported into an audio file. Be aware that an exported audio file has consolidated tracks and edits, which means that if it's opened in Audacity there will be only one track and previous cuts and edits will no longer be editable. To continue to edit a project after exporting, edit it from the .aup project file.

To export the project as an MP3:
  1. Navigate to File > Export Audio.
  2. From the new window: name the file, locate the desired storage location, and select a file type (such as MP3) from the File Type drop-down menu. Click Save when done.

  3. In the next window, add an Artist Name (group/your name), Track Title (title of podcast/project), and Year. This is recommended so that listeners will see this information when they open your podcast in an audio player such as iTunes.

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Keywords:Audacity, workshop, software, production, guide, editing, audio, exporting, audio file, mp3   Doc ID:86095
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2018-09-27 12:18 PDTUpdated:2019-08-01 12:09 PDT
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