Combining Multiple Audacity Files

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hbea
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Combining Multiple Audacity Files

Post by hbea » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:42 pm

My plan is to make an audacity recording for each slide of a presentation. That way I can break it down into a small, manageable chunk for recording and editing.

After that, I want to combine all of those files (maybe 30-40) into a single audacity file. Of course I can do this manually, but is there a way to batch process them into a single file (assuming they are in numeric order to get the sequence right)?

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Re: Combining Multiple Audacity Files

Post by steve » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:04 am

hbea wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:42 pm
After that, I want to combine all of those files (maybe 30-40) into a single audacity file.
Why not leave them separate?
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Re: Combining Multiple Audacity Files

Post by hbea » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:36 am

The end goal is to import them into Camtasia (along with pictures of the slides). Camtasia does support that so maybe I don't need to combine them after all.

I guess the advantage of combining them was that I could normalize the volume, add effects, specific amount of silence between the slides, etc...all in one shot. But that may not be necessary. I am still figuring out the process flow, but leaving them separate might work.

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Re: Combining Multiple Audacity Files

Post by steve » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:43 am

I think you will find it easier to use separate files. You then don't need to worry about padding spaces between tracks with the exact amount of silence.

I don't use Camtasia, but most video editing apps can adjust the volume of audio clips, and usually provide some basic audio effects. I would aim to get good quality clean audio clips from Audacity, and then tweak them if necessary in the video app.
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