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Research Guides@Tufts

Audio Recording Kit

small size equipment

Saving your project

Depending on the application you are using saving your project file will be different.  Garageband, for example, automatically saves your project file for applications like Audacity you will manually need to navigate to File > Save. 

If your application has an auto-save feature (usually found in the properties menus of an application), it is recommended to turn it on to auto-save every 15 - 25 minutes. 

Saving your project file will allow you to continue editing your project at a later date.

Sharing/Exporting your project

Every platform will have a different way to share or export your audio project.  If given the option, make sure your export settings match your timeline/project settings.  Two common formats are:

  • wav files: To save an uncompressed, high quality version of your project export to a .wav file type. 
  • mp3 files: If you need to save space, export as an mp3 file type. Mp3 will compress your audio and potentially add unwanted artifacts.  

Exporting from Audacity

In order to share your files with others you will need to "Export" the file.  This will make the file self-contained which means you can share a playable audio file rather than all the original audio and Audacity project file.  We will be exporting the podcast in a .wav audio file.


Image Instructions
Navigate to File > Export > Export as WAV

Make sure you give your file a clear name and save it in a location you will remember. 

Set the File type to WAV and the Encoding to Signed 24-bit PCM