How To Splice Together Audio Tracks?

Hello all!

I’m using Windows 10 and Audacity 2.3.3 (I’m pretty sure it is anyway), and here’s my question:

I have two audio tracks recorded right now, one of which is me reading for a podcast I’m putting together, and the other of which is a track of background music. I have the background music track’s threshold squashed after the first 30 seconds to have it fade under and then out beneath my voice, and my question is; how to edit these two tracks together, and also, how to space my voice track to begin where I want it to, after that initial 30 seconds of music? I’m new to Audacity and like what it has to offer already, so any input is appreciated. Thanks, all!

Don’t double post. A forum elf has to read your post before it becomes visible. Thanks, Koz

Audacity will smash all your tracks together top to bottom when you export.

You can do that ahead of time with Tracks > Mix > Mix and Render to a New Track.

The new track will be the mix.


Apologies for the double post–the page started acting funny and wouldn’t post,initially, so I did it again because I thought the post hadn’t gone through.

On point, so the tracks will automatically be placed side by side? Great! Now the question remains of; how to edit the tracks so that my voice track begins when I want it to begin, which is approximately 30 seconds after the music does and then–as I mentioned–quiets down to allow my speaking to come through?