hi there using a steinberg interface with 2 pre amps to record drums. Using two separate mics and recording stereo. everytime i press record audacity creates a new track. how do i record in just one track for an entire session. please help thanks. running OSX 10.6.8
Use Append-Record (Shift-R) and Audacity will jam your new recording at the end of your old one.
You can rescue an old, multi-track recording by shifting tracks later and later with the Time Shift Tool (two sideways black arrows) until they match end to end. Audacity will play them all unless you tell them not to with MUTE and SOLO. Audacity will combine all the tracks together into one track when you export.
Or more easily you can select all the tracks (use the shortcut Cmd+A) and then use Tracks > Align Tracks > Align End to End