The reason is probably that the whole track was selected when you
added the labels:
1. whole track selected
2. z, control+B ->creates a label for the whole album
4. x -> stops but adjusts only the left side of the selection, the
right side is still at the project end.
5. new label -> whole album without the first song.
As you can imagine, this adds up.
If the album had 20 songs, you would end up having saved 210 songs...
The lesson to be learnt, always press home before starting the
Arrow left or Control+Shift+A work also, especially if you don't want
to start the process at the beginning of the album.
On 27/07/2020, Redacted sender sgsmg49 for DMARC
Andrew, Lord only knows what I did. I always export my recordings after
amplifying as mp3 as one file in case I mess the cutting process up like I
often do. I simply did this one over again and all is fine now. I'm doing
better with labels now thanks to you and Robert. If this craziness happens
again I will post. Take care.
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andrew Downie
Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2020 7:11 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Strange Occurrance
Steve, did you intend to include a link to the album? Hard to comment
without hearing it.
<audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of stephen (Redacted sender
"sgsmg49" for DMARC)
Sent: Monday, 27 July 2020 6:41 AM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Strange Occurrance
Hello All, I've recorded an album, the amplified mp3 recording is 89MB.
After splitting with labels and exporting multiple the finished product is
619MB. I did insert Z after X when splitting the tracks as suggested by
Robert in an earlier post. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance. I do recall
someone having something similar to this a while back.