Hello, This is my first time in the forum as I’m a new user of Audacity.
I’m searching for feedback pertaining to Overdubbing.
It seems that If I’ve first recorded say a… Stereo Track with a Drum machine, then i want to add another instrument onto a 2nd track, apparently the Drum track is also recording onto that particular 2nd track along with the other instrument. I believe I’m connected properly using an external mixer coming out of channel 1 and into a Line in via back of computer tower, then coming out of the front of the towers headphone jack, then back into the mixers 2nd channel to monitor with headphones, while recording (if that kinda makes sense?)
Mic & speaker volume is Up on Audacity. Realtek HD audio control panel; Wave Volume Up, Line & Mic Volume is off (not sure if this is supposed to be?)
I’ve gone to; Edit, Preferences, Recording, Overdub - Checked On.
I’ve also gone to; Transport, Rescan Audio Devices.
The only time I can record a 2nd track without the 1st track on top of that, is if I un-check Overdub. But then I CANNOT hear the 1st recorded Drum track to play along with and record a 2nd track.
The Drum Track is Definately Not looping thru and re-tracking, because I’ve tried Completely Disconnecting All wires connecting the external mixer to the computer, but the 1st track still records on top of the 2nd track, without even attempting to record a 2nd instrument.
My set up is…
System; Windows XP, 2002, Service Pack 2
Computer; Intel(R) Corel™2 Duo CPU, E4500 @ 2.20GHz, 0.99 GB RAM
Tascam 488 8-Track PortaStudio Cassette Mixer
I Hope this info becomes of Help to Anyone with similar Concern and
Any Feedback is greatly appreciated…
Pete From NY