Split recordings into separate tracks

Last updated on August 18, 2021 by , Posted to record audio

When you record streaming audio or digitize recordings from a cassette tape, you get a large audio file that will contain all the songs. Of course, this is awkward. You have three ways to split the recording into separate tracks. The audio recorder allows you to split the file immediately during recording, which saves us a lot of time. Once the recording is complete, you'll have to use an audio editor with manual or automatic track splitting.

1 Split recordings in real time with i-Sound Recorder

To separate tracks during recording, you can use the sound activated recording mode. This mode will detect pauses between songs and every time create a new audio file. It is important to choose a threshold value and delay so that the recorder did not split the song in half by mistake. These values will depend on the parameters of the audio stream. The very idea of separation by pauses has one drawback - some radio stations broadcast music without pauses between tracks. However, this method works fine on cassette and vinyl.

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2 Automatic splitting in WaveCut Audio Editor

If you bought our Media Pack, you already have an advanced audio editor in your arsenal. Its automatic splitter offers you the ability to split a recording into a specified number of parts, or set the size of each part in seconds or samples. The individual tracks will then be loaded into separate windows so you can work with them before saving.

3 Manual splitting in Wave Editor

The most tedious way to divide a file into separate tracks is to select individual tracks manually in the audio editor. If you don't have it, you can install a free sound editor directly from i-Sound Recorder. You can select an individual track in waveform display or set range while listening. If you know the exact time of the track, you can specify the start and end of the track in the editor by hand. After that you can just call the context menu and select "Save selected as ..."

In the case of sound editor is better to choose the WAV output format. File size will be large, but you can avoid any loss of quality during recompression.

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