rmcellig wrote:This is my current workflow in Audacity for my LP's
1. Record entire LP and save in WAV format with labels for each track
2. Open up the wave file and do a Multiple Selection export in WAV format
3. Open up the individual files and export as MP3.
Why opening every file again in steps 2 and 3?
After step 1 you already have the audio in audacity, so no need to reload it from the wav file.
Same goes for step 2. After you export multiple to wav, you can then export multiple again, but this time to mp3. If you check the "show metadata dialog prior to export" in Preferences -> Import/Export. You'll get one metadata dialog for each track/label at the beginning of the export multiple procedure...
So my suggested workflow would be:
1. Record entire LP to Audacity
2. Export as WAV before anything
3. Set the labels (and export the labels)
4. Open metadata editor from File menu and set Artist, Album, Year, etc...
5. Export multiple to WAV
6. Export multiple to MP3 (you'll get one metadata dialog for each track, the track name should be filled in with the label name, but you can fix it here if necessary)
If you don't want to burn a cd from it and you only want the WAV's for backup purposes, then you might skip step 5, and just keep the full length wav you saved in step 2 and the labels text file you saved in 3, along with the final exported MP3's (step 6).