How do I import mutiple files onto a single track?

Hi there,

How do I import multiple files onto a single audio track? And be able to download each one to where the cursor is.

I need to use audacity to run backing tracks for my band and do not want one song per track but all the songs on one track.

Thanks for your help,


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Audacity does not have the ability to import at the cursor point yet, and there is not any one step way to import files end to end.

You can import the songs then make sure they are in correct order from top to bottom (or rename the songs to be in alphanumeric order before importing them). If you need to reorder the tracks you can drag them up or down by click and drag on the Track Control Panel to left of the blue waves.

Then Edit > Select > All followed by Tracks > Align Tracks > Align End to End. If the first song is not in the correct place on the Timeline, you can Select All again, change to Time Shift Tool (F5) then drag the tracks all together. Press F1 to go back to Selection Tool.

If you prefer to mix these to one track, you can then Tracks > Mix and Render.

There are also a couple of Nyquist plugin solutions to append-importing/arranging tracks:

At least the first listed of those can import at the cursor point.

See here for how to install Nyquist plugins: Missing features - Audacity Support.