Recording Help

I recently recorded some audio of a singer with some accompaniment but when I go to edit it, the accompaniment is too loud. Both the singer and the accompaniment are on one file and are not two separate tracks. I’ve tried equalizing it, amplifying it, but nothing seems to work. I’m not really familiar with Audacity so there might be something I’m missing. Is there any way to edit this so that the singer can be heard over the accompaniment? Thanks in advance.

If it is a stereo track, use the Audio Track Dropdown Menu to Split Stereo Track into left and right. That gives you independent control of left and right channel but probably won’t help unless the singer is mainly in one channel.

Otherwise the best tools to reduce the dynamic range of the recording are Compressor or Limiter. Probably you should try Compressor first.