How To Periodically & Automatically Save & Restart Recording

Windows 10 with Audacity 2.3.3
I want to create a “log” of a two-way radio channel for training purposes. I use the VOX feature which is outstanding. But I would like to be able to have the recording periodically (every 24 hours say) save the Project then resume recording (still using VOX of course). Initially, I thought that the delayed start of timed recordings would work by doing a series of them but I now think that is a one-shot feature that cannot be daisy-chained. I am definitely NOT able to patch and recompile Audacity code, so I am thinking either Macros or possibly BAT file. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions of how to accomplish this with Audacity or some other open source logging program if someone knows of one. Thanks in advance. Audacity is amazing!

It’s possible to automate this with the help of “AutoHotkey” (
though you need to be careful about a few things:

  1. Ensure that you allow enough time for your recording to be exported to disk before closing the project and starting a new one.
  2. Ensure that you have lots of free disk space. Audacity projects use a lot of disk space.

    You might be better to find a lightweight “surveillance recording” app for these recordings rather than Audacity. An app that records audio files direct to disk would be better suited than Audacity which records “projects” and then has to “export” to create a normal audio file.