Automating Audacity for audio log creation

Hi all!

My question is this: if I have Audacity running with audio activated recording, can I automate a process that will export and close the current track, then open a new track and start recording. My goal is to have this function repeated every hour or half hour so I have hour or half hour long audio logs preferably saved under some sort of convention (such as the current time when recording).

My reason for this is to keep audio logs of my friends and I’s Curse Voice sessions.

Any help is appreciated, thank you!

Time stamping and automated, periodic saving (really exporting) are surveillance recorder tricks that Audacity can’t do.


You could jig something up with a third party scripting application such as Autohotkey (, though it would probably be easier to script for a command-line recording application such as SoX (