If you are a music producer or simply a music enthusiast, you might have come across Mogg files. Mogg files are multi-tracked music files that contain individual tracks of an original recording. This means that if you have a Mogg file of a song, you can access individual tracks such as vocals, bass, synth, percussion, and more, just like remix stems. Unfortunately, Mogg files cannot be opened in Ableton, a popular Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). But don’t worry, in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to open Mogg files using Audacity, a free audio software.
First, you need to download Audacity if you haven’t already. Then, drag your Mogg file into the Audacity project window or go to File > Open and find your Mogg file. Audacity will take a minute to open it. Once it’s open, you’ll see all the individual tracks just like remix stems.
One thing to note is that the tracks might appear as doubled, but they are not. They are actually left and right recordings. To fix this, you need to swing one track to the right and the other to the left. You can do this now in Audacity or in Ableton later. Additionally, you might want to rename the tracks for easier exporting.
Once you have all the tracks you need, you can export them. To do this, go to File > Export Multiple or use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+L. Choose the folder where you want to save the tracks and select the file format you prefer. We recommend WAV format since Ableton can handle that easily. You can also choose to export the tracks over existing ones or not. Once you’ve made your choices, click Export and Audacity will ask you to fill out names for the tracks. You can skip this if you want and click OK through all the prompts. Audacity will then export the tracks for you.
Once the export is complete, you can check the folder where you saved the tracks. To make sure the tracks are working, play one of them. If it’s working, you now have the original stems of a classic track ready to go and make your remix.
In conclusion, Mogg files are a great resource for music producers and enthusiasts. With Audacity, you can easily open and export Mogg files to use in your projects. Keep checking our blog for more information on Mogg files and other audio-related topics.