splitting long audio file into two different files

Mojave 10.14.4: an audio file is too long to upload to a website. I plan to cut half of the file and export the first half. Can I create a separate audio file of the second half by selecting “new” and pasting the cut portion? Thank you for your assistance.

Easiest way to split into two files:

  1. Select from the start of the track, to about half way through (https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/audacity_selection.html)

  2. “File menu > Export > Export Selected Audio” (https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/file_menu_export.html)

  3. Select from the middle of the track to the end.

  4. “File menu > Export > Export Selected Audio”


place a label at the beginning and a label in the middle (you’ll likely need a central label for Steve’s method anyway for selection accuracy) and then use Export Multiple.


I used the shorter approach and it worked fine. Thank you both for your insight.