Recording position

After I pull in an MP3 to record around, the audio position is at 00h00m00s. Yet when I hit record it starts recording at the end of the MP3. I cannot figure out why this is happening.

Please, somebody help.

To start recording on a new track see Audacity preferences>recording>options …
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I’m having this issue too. I had a look at https :// however I’m not seeing the solution there.
What am I missing?


Shift+R and plain R are the difference between recording on a new track and starting at the end of the old track.

You can reverse those in Preferences > Recording > Record a new track.


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Ah, thanks for that :slight_smile:

EZ :smiley: