Batch Macro - missing features?

I am using Audacity 2.3.0 on Windows 10 - Great program by the way.
I want to create a Macro to set several settings, before applying them to a batch of files.
Essentially I want to carry out the steps to prepare .wav files for conversion to .ad4 format as set out on the following page of instructions:

i.e. These Steps:

  1. Open Audacity
  2. Open your audio file
  3. Select “Tracks” → “Stereo Track to mono”
  4. Click on the name of your track, and select “Set sample format” → “16-bit PCM”
  5. On the bottom of the screen, “Project Rate (Hz)” → 16000
  6. Menu “Effect” → “Amplify”, choose a value to have a sound below the 0.5 graduation
  7. Menu “File” → “Export audio…”, and select “Type”: “WAV (Microsoft) signed 16 bit PCM”

I think I can see how to do steps 3 and 6, but not 4 and 5. - Can anyone guide me, please?

It would be really nice to add a feature to Audacity to ‘Record a Macro’, Like Microsoft Excel, where it records which menu item or button you pressed until you tell it to stop, then you can play back that sequence, whenever you need.


That’s not available in Audacity 2.3.0, but I’ve added it for Audacity 2.3.1 which is due to be released very soon (probably February).

  1. Click on the name of your track, and select “Set sample format” → “16-bit PCM”

Step 4 is unnecessary. The exported file is always the same as the “Project Rate” regardless of the sample rate of the track(s), and exporting as WAV defaults to 16-bit.

This is the step that cannot currently be done in Audacity 2.3.0.
Audacity 2.3.1 will have an additional option in the “Set Project” command for setting the Project Rate.

Thanks for your quick and clear response - I look forward to the February release,