I would like to be able to find where on a tape I would like to begin recording before I start recording. I can’t find it in the manual. How can I do that?
I’m not sure what you mean, but try this and see if this is what you want:
- Click the “Pause” button in Audacity.
- Click the “Record” button in Audacity.
- Start the tape playing.
- When the tape gets to the part where you want to start recording, click the “Pause” button again (to “un-pause” the recording).
Click on the Recording Meter toolbar where it says “Click to start monitoring”
Oh and you probably will need to turn on "Software Playthrough" from “Transport > Transport Options”.
Thank you. That is exactly what I needed to know. Is this mentioned somewhere in the manual?
“Click to start monitoring”: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/meter_toolbar.html#recording
"Software Playthrough (on/off) ": https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/transport_menu_transport_options.html#software_playthrough_onoff
“Pause button”: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/transport_toolbar.html#pause
and lots of information about copying tapes: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tutorial_copying_tapes_lps_or_minidiscs_to_cd.html
This is what Steve suggested:
And for what I suggested