How to Overlap Two Audio Files Using Audacity

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Audacity is sound-editing software available free of cost online. The program can be easily downloaded onto your computer and is a useful tool to edit audio clips. Overlapping two audio clips is a relatively simple task using Audacity. When two or more audio clips are overlapped and exported as a single audio clip, the sounds from both clips are played simultaneously.


Step 1

Launch Audacity and open one of the files you wish to overlap by clicking the "File" menu and clicking "Open."

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Step 2

Import the second audio file by clicking the "Project" menu and selecting "Import Audio." Select the second file. A new audio track will be created in the window.


Step 3

Select the "Time Shift Tool." This tool is located in the left-top corner of the screen in the second row and the middle column of the six editing tool buttons.

Step 4

Click and drag the tracks horizontally to adjust the positions of the audio clip relative to one another.



Step 5

Click the "Play" button at the top of the screen to hear what the overlapped audio sounds like, and adjust the positions of the audio clips accordingly.

Step 6

Export the overlapped audio clip by clicking the "File" menu and clicking "Export as WAV." A single WAV file will be exported.

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