Problem with Recording

Hello, I’m trying to record Vocals in Audacity, but when I press record it Starts my recording in a new audio track (Which is what i want) but at the of the Previous Audio track, that being the track I want in the background to hear while I record my vocals. I’ve been trying for hours to figure this out and I just can’t, I’ve been through google. the preferences in audacity i even tried uninstalling and re-installing and in the hopes it might do something I restarted my computer but still nothing.

If anyone knows a solution please help me out as its driving me crazy and I now only have 2 weeks to finish this project

Which exact version of Audacity are you using? (look in “Help menu > About Audacity”)

There was a change in the default recording behaviour in recent versions of Audacity. The following applies to the current Audacity 2.3.2 version (available here: with default settings.

  1. Record the first track (click the record button or press “R”)
  2. Rewind button (or “Home” key)
  3. “Shift + Record button” (or “Shift + R”)

I’m having the exact same problem. I tried the above, but it’s still not working.

Which version of Audacity? (look in “Help menu > About Audacity”).