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ExportingExporting audio ► Exporting to Wave format

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Choose File > Export > Audio to open the Export Audio dialog box.
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Under Filename and Location, enter a filename and select a destination folder.
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Under Format, select one of the following from the File Type drop-down list:
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Wave. Choose this if you want to export a standard wave file, or if you’re exporting a surround project in wave format.
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Broadcast Wave (time-stamped). Choose this if you want to create a Broadcast Wave file (see Broadcast Wave).
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Click Channel Format and select one of the following options:
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Follow Source. Create stereo files for stereo tracks, or mono files for mono tracks.
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Mono. Creates a separate mono file for each track or bus selected in the Sources list.
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Stereo. Creates a separate stereo file for each track or bus selected in the Sources list.
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Split Mono. Creates separate mono files for each track or bus selected in the Sources list. Stereo tracks/buses are split into separate files for the left and right channels. If the selected bus is a surround bus, the selected bus produces as many mono files as the bus has channels.
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Multichannel. All exported tracks in a Surround project are mixed down to a multichannel file containing the number of channels listed in Edit > Preferences > Project - Surround.
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Click Sample Rate and select the desired sample rate.
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Click Bith Depth and select the desired bit depth. If your source file is 16 and you export to 24, you get more precision for any audio effects in the mix (and a larger file). If your source file is 24 and you export to 16, you lose some sound definition, but you get some of it back if the Dithering option is on in the Edit > Preferences > Audio - Playback and Recording dialog box (see Dithering for more information).
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Under What to Export, select one of the following Source Category options:
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Tracks. Creates a separate file (or group of files if Split Mono is selected under Channel Format) for each track that you select in the Sources list. The audio is captured at each of the selected track outputs, before it reaches any buses.
Note: When the Source Category is Tracks, the project selection has a special meaning:
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Having a project selection means that there is a time selection. If tracks are selected in the project, then all the tracks selected in the Sources list will be exported at exactly the length of the selection. All exported files will be the same duration.
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Tracks Through Entire Mix.  Exports individual tracks, including all downstream bus effects and automation, as heard through the main output. The result is the same as if you solo one track at a time during export.
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Track Folders. Creates a separate file (or group of files if Split Mono is selected under Channel Format) for each track folder that you select in the Sources list, as heard through the main output. The result is the same as if you solo one track folder at a time during export.
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Buses. Creates a separate file (or group of files if Split Mono is selected under Channel Format) for each bus that you select in the Sources list. The audio is captured at each of the selected bus outputs.
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Hardware Outputs. Creates a separate file (or group of files if Split Mono is selected under Channel Format) for each hardware output that you select in the Sources list. The audio is captured at each of the selected hardware outputs.
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Entire Mix. Creates a single file (or group of files if Split Mono is selected under Channel Format) as heard through the main output.
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Clips. Creates a separate file (or group of files if Split Mono is selected under Channel Format) for each clip in the current project selection.
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Mix Recall. Creates a separate file (or group of files if Split Mono is selected under Channel Format) for each Mix Recall scene that you select in the Sources list, as heard through the main output.
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Arrangements. Creates a separate file (or group of files if Split Mono is selected under Channel Format) for each arrangement that you select in the Sources list.
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Arranger Sections. Creates a separate file (or group of files if Split Mono is selected under Channel Format) for each Arranger section that you select in the Sources list, as heard through the main output.
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In the Sources list, select the buses or tracks you want to use as a source to create your mix. If you chose Tracks in the Source Category field, only tracks will show up as choices in this field.
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Under Mix and Render, choose the elements you want to include in the mixdown. If you want to exclude muted tracks and/or include only soloed tracks, make sure Track Mute/Solo is checked.
Note 1: If you have patched a synth into a track or bus, make sure you check Track FX to include synths that are patched into tracks, and check Bus FX to include synths that are patched into buses.
Note 2: If you don’t check Track Automation, any initial volume and pan settings in an exported track are ignored and the track’s audio data will be exported at the level that exists in the track, with pan set to center. If you don’t check Clip Automation, any trim settings are ignored during export. If you don’t check Bus Automation, any volume and balance settings at the main outs are ignored.
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If you want to save the settings you created in the Export Audio dialog box, type a name in the Preset box, then press ENTER or click the Create Preset button .
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Click Export.
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Description. A brief description of the contents of the Broadcast wave. Limited to 256 characters.
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Originator. The author of the Broadcast wave. This information is taken from the Artist field in the Notes Browser (see Using the Notes Browser).
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Originator Reference. A unique reference identifier created by Cakewalk.
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Origination Date. The date the file was created.
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Origination Time. The time the file was created.
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Time Reference. The SMPTE time stamp for the beginning of broadcast wave.
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