I have just installed audacity version 2.0.5 on my Mac 10.9.3. I have set up the mic and recorded a voice clip: I imported an .mp3 file and then hit “record” and recorded my voice while the song played. Another track opened below with my voice separately. Normally while I talk the volume of the song has to be lower otherwise my voice gets mixed up with the song. I cannot find how to do that. The result is when I export the project (when I combine the song along with my voice) in one .mp3 file I get a song with normal volume and my voice over it but I cannot hear what I say because the volume of the track is too loud. Normally an external mixer would do the job but I do not have the space for that. Can’t I lower the volume of the track while I speak (so that what I say can be heard) and record the outcome? Do I have to follow a different procedure?
Thank you in advance for your attention, I hope I have explained my problem clearly.