Hi, I want to create a DJ mix in 2 halfs in audacity and overlap the 2nd half like a mix. Confused ? You will be.
Basically I have 6 tracks I want to mix and the end track doesn’t have any beats to it. Then I have another 6 tracks which does the same.
As there is some quite complex beat juggling going on, I want to record it in 2 halfs, in case I make a mistake late on in the mix and have to do it all again.
However, I don’t want it to sound like I’ve recorded it in 2 halfs, so ideally I’d like to beat match track 6 and 7 and overlay the starting beat over the end of track 6 so it sounds like I am mixing it.
You want the easiest way to do this?
You have worked out (or at least don’t need help at the moment) with making each half?
So you just need to know how you will be able to make the two halves fit together (cross-fade or whatever) so that it sounds seamless and not two halves?
If I’ve got the question right, make the first half and leave a bit extra at the end - don’t fade it out or trim it down. Mix this down and export (“firsthalf.wav”)
Then do the second half, but don’t fade-in or trim the beginning. Mix this down and export (“secondhalf.wav”)
Now restart Audacity and import the files “firsthalf.wav” and “secondhalf.wav” and adjust/trim/cross-fade as required to produce one track and export it.
All of your exported tracks should be in WAV format - compressed formats such as MP3 will progressively damage the sound quality.
I’ve just spotted that the only option in the drop down box is Microphone. I’m currently connected through a UCA202 to the USB, with no microphone input. However, when I click record on Audacity, it does record - is this correct ?
In my Windows properties the mixer device for recording is set to Realtek HD Audio Input, and if I try to change that to USB Audio CODEC, it greys out the OK button - is this also correct ?