I am wondering if Audacity will let me do what I’d like to do? I am using Windows 10 and Audacity 2.2.0.
I would like to import an mp3 as a backing track, and then record guitar over it. I would also like to be able to record in sections. i.e. perhaps record 30 seconds of an overdub and then mix this down, and then record the next 30 seconds and mix this down and build up a recording in this way. I would also like to be able to start playback from a later part of the track when overdubbing further into it, so I don’t have to listen from the beginning every time. Should all this be possible?
I have had no trouble importing a track.
I am using a Roland Duo Capture Ex USB audio interface to record my guitar. This works in Audacity, but I haven’t been able to have the sound from the imported track mix into my guitar recording yet. I press shift and R to record a new track but it is just recording my guitar, even though I can hear the imported track playing. I am using my amp as a monitor and have the imported track and my guitar running through this. This works fine.
Any starter pointers, would be very gratefully received and I will take it from there.
In short, I currently use a BOSS BR 1200 digital recorder/mixer. I import an mp3. Record a guitar part over it. I can start playing the track (with my overdub) from any point and I record the second overdub and repeat the process carrying on through the track. That way if I make an error I only have to re-record some of the track, rather than the whole thing. So I’m using punch in’s really. Then I can listen to them all together and mix them down as 1 track. It then sounds like 1 complete recording.
Should I be able to do the above in Audacity?
Many thanks for all help offered.