Audacity Merge Tracks – Steps Explained

We all love listening to listening to remix songs but have you ever wondered how the songs are combined one after the other in one track.

Well, the solution is they are merged into one by using audio editing tools. There are paid as well as free tools to merge audio tracks.

If you want to merge audio tracks then you can use Audacity to do it. It is free and easy to use.

However, if you are finding it difficult to merge tracks using Audacity then read the below article. We have explained in detail how to merge tracks using Audacity 


Introduction to Audacity:

Audacity is a free open-source audio editing tool that was launched in the year 2000. It is managed by the Audacity Team

Audacity is available for Windows macOS, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems. It is the most popular download from Fosshub as of October 2020.

In the years 2007 and 2009 Audacity won the SourceForge Community choice award for Best Project for Multimedia.

If you want to build your career in music composing or digital audio editing Audacity is the best software to begin with the basics. You can also record audio on Audacity and apply effects to it

The features of Audacity include Noise reduction, Vocal removal, Creating Karaoke tracks, audio pitch adjusting, Fade in, Fade out, Splitting audio into multiple tracks, and much more.

Similarly, one of the features that Audacity provides is merging multiple audio tracks and creating one audio track. Let us see below how we can do it.

Why do we merge audio tracks:

There can be many reasons to merge audio tracks a few of them are:

You may have split a music track into multiple tracks to add effects to it and after the effect adding process is done you need to merge all the tracks back.

Another reason can be that you want to create a podcast so you recorded multiple audio tracks and added background music and the last thing want to do is to combine those audio tracks to create the Podcast.

Or maybe you are learning Multimedia or audio editing and you got the assignment to merge two or more audio tracks and create one single track.

Also, a lot of people love to combine the songs and create one whole song with all their favorite songs.


How to merge two audio tracks using Audacity:

If you have split two audio tracks and want to merge them into one then follow the below steps:

Step 1:

Locate the position where the track is split.

split audio example

Step 2:

Click on the Time-shift tool in the ribbon on top or click the F5 button on your keyboard.

Time shift tool in Audacity

Step 3:

Now, left-click on your mouse/touchpad or Double click on the second track and Drag it towards the first track till it touches it. Make sure it touches the first track properly otherwise there will be a log silence between the two tracks after you merge them.

combine tracks in Audacity to merge them

Step 4:

After both the tracks properly touch each other >>click on the select menu and then click All to select the track.

Step 5:

Next, click on the Edit menu on the top and Drag your mouse pointer on the clip boundaries option and click on Join to join both the tracks into one track.

merge audio tracks using audacity

Step 6:

Lastly, Export the merged track by clicking on >>file menu the >>Export and then >>Export as audio.

Export merged tracks in Audacity

How to merge two or more audio files using Audacity:

To merge two audio files using Audacity follow the below steps:

Step 1:

Open Audacity on your computer

Step 2:

Click on the File menu and drag your mouse pointer on the Import option and click on Audio. Select the audio files you want to merge and click on open. (To select multiple files at once press and hold the ctrl key on your keyboard and tap on the audio files)

Step 3:

Now click on the Select menu on the top and click on All to select all the audio files.

Step 4:

After that click on the Tracks menu and go to Align tracks. In that click on Align end to end. This will align all the tracks one after the other in line.

align audio files end to end to merge them

Step 5:

Now the last thing that we will have to do is to merge them into one track. To do that go to the Tracks menu again and go to Mix and in Mix click on Mix and render to merge the audio tracks into one.

merge multiple audio files into one track using Audacity

Step 6:

After successfully merging the audio files into one track the last step we have to do is to save the new track. To do it click on the file menu and go to Export and click on Export as MP3. (select the file format according to your requirement).


Wrapping up!!

Merging two tracks using Audacity is a very simple process. If you were looking for a guide on how to merge multiple audio tracks using Audacity then read the above article, Also, let me know in the comment box if the article was helpful.

Happy Learning!!!!!!

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