How do I find track #2?

Hi. I am new to Audacity. I was recording an interview and had to pause about 20 minutes in. I hit Stop (I realize now that I probably should have hit Pause instead). Then, I hit Record when I was ready to resume the interview. I could see waves and the timer advancing (a little over 1 hour). I didn’t close Audacity at any point. During playback, I initially saw Audio #2 at one point. I started listening from the beginning and got to the end of the 1st track. I don’t see the 2nd track and I don’t know how to find it. Please help.

There’s options for what you did.

Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Recording > Record on a new track.

If that is selected, the two tracks will appear one above the other.

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If it’s not selected, the two tracks will appear one after the other.

Those are the only two options I know of.

As long as you didn’t close Audacity, all that should still be there. Fair Warning, neither of those is a simple sound track so Exporting As WAV may not work. Saving a Project will.


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In Audacity, you can View > Zoom > Zoom Out until you see the whole show.


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