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hpr2881 :: Automatically split album into tracks in Audacity

Inspired by a Jon Kulp show, Ken splits a large recording based on silence between tracks

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Hosted by Ken Fallon on 2019-08-19 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Audacity, hpr1771, Detect Silence, Split Track, Label.
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In this show Ken, recalls hpr1771 :: Audacity: Label Tracks by Jon Kulp to add Labels to an large audio file.

  • Tidy up the audio to the point where you are happy with it, but do not truncate silence.
  • Find the first break in the audio and check how long it is. In my case it was 4 seconds.
  • Select the entire track and select Analyze>Silence Finder
  • Change Maximum duration of silence to just under the length of the break. In my case I set it to 3 seconds
  • This will then create a series of labels on a new Label track
  • Edit the names of each as desired.
  • Select File > Export > Export Multiple
  • Select Split Files based on Labels
  • Name files using Label/Track Name


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Comment #1 posted on 2019-08-22T17:39:19Z by Jonathan Kulp

Automation is nice

Thanks for the shoutout, Ken. I love this clever use of the silence finder. I’ve never tried this but definitely will next time I’m transferring an LP. Nicely done!

Comment #2 posted on 2019-09-01T10:00:00Z by Hipstre

2881 - Audacity: Split Album into Tracks

Thank you, Ken! Combined with youtube-dl, one can pretty much acquire every single piece of music one has ever wanted in a single night with this. You've sped up my workflow considerably. Also great for breaking podcasts into chunks, if like me, one has a car stereo with an incredibly slow fast-forward/rewind function.

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