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How to convert a stereo audio file to mono using Audacity

How to convert a stereo audio file to mono using Audacity
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Stereo audio files have left and right channels to be heard through different speakers. If your device is incapable of handling stereo audio, it is easy to convert a stereo file to mono in Audacity so that both channels can be merged and heard as one.  

1) Click the down arrow on the track to open the menu.

How to convert a stereo audio file to mono using Audacity

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2) In the menu that drops down, select Split Stereo to Mono

3) Click X to delete one of the two tracks. 

How to convert a stereo audio file to mono using Audacity

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4) To save the new mono audio file, click File.

How to convert a stereo audio file to mono using Audacity

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5) Click Export to save file in a specific format.

How to convert a stereo audio file to mono using Audacity

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6) Select a format to export. In this case WAV. 

How to convert a stereo audio file to mono using Audacity

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7) Click Save to save with the desired filename. 

How to convert a stereo audio file to mono using Audacity

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