I copied from usb turntable “do you feel like I do”. And as the “bar” moved from left to right creating the wave form, it saved the music to a .au file. When the wave form filled the screen and started over (at the left side of the screen) a new .au file is created. It’s a long song, so I have numerous .au files. What did I do wrong? How to created just one big file for this song? Can I combine these many .au files into one recording or do I need to delete and do it over? Also (separate project), I went through about 12 vinyls and recorded favorite songs from each. Now I have separate files for each song. I’d would like to copy them onto one cd disc. How do I do this so as to have a cd that will play all the songs straight through (so I don’t have to prompt to the next song? ) Thanks for you help. Scott in Austin MN
Audacity projects consist of lots of .au files and one .aup file. You need both types of file for the project to work.
Possibly* gapless CD burning is what you’re looking for. Audacity does not burn CDs, but there is an Audacity Tutorial …
https ://manual.audacityteam.org/man/burning_music_files_to_a_cd.html#Gapless burning
[ * Your CD player should be configurable to play tracks consecutively without further prompting ].
Open the AUP project (if it’s not still open). Then File → Export->Export As WAV_.
Depending on what you’re doing you may not need to save-as an [u]Audacity Project[/u] (AUP file). I almost never create an Audacity project. And, I always recommend exporting to WAV immediately after recording whether you make an Audacity project or not… Since the project is multiple files it’s easy to mess-up and loose your work. A single saved WAV file is usually “safe” but if it’s super critical, of course you should back-up the WAV too.
I’d would like to copy them onto one cd disc. How do I do this so as to have a cd that will play all the songs straight through (so I don’t have to prompt to the next song? )
Audacity doesn’t burn CDs. Export to 44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo WAV. (CDs don’t have WAV files, but they use the same underlying format as WAV.)