overlapping recordings

I am using Audacity 2.1.0 with Windows 8. I was recording a seminar and stopped the tape instead of pausing and restarted the tape after a break and it taped over the top of the first half. You can hear both speakers at the same time. is there any way of correcting this?

What I expect to happen is you get two sets of blue waves one over the other. Yes, they play at the same time. You can play them one at a time with the MUTE and SOLO buttons to the left. You can make individual, stand-alone sound files by selecting just one of them by clicking just above one of the two MUTE buttons and File > Export Selected…

Or you can simulate what you actually wanted by selecting the Time Shift Tool (two sideways black arrows) and push the bottom track to the right (later in time) until the beginning of it matches the end of the top track.

Up to you. As long as you didn’t close Audacity, you can do any of those things. You can also File > Save a Project and Audacity will save both tracks just where they are.


Well, Thanks for the quick response but I forgot to add that I exported the file as mp3 without realizing that this had happened. Now it is just one file. Is there any hope?

Is there any hope?