I am recording from a record player. All goes well until I try to record the second side of the record or add a new side to the original recording. I think I tried to do the right thing but it doesn’t seem to work … Help - I must have missed seeing something
I suspect that you are recording side one, pressing stop, turning the record over and pressing record - and what you get is a second track under the first and it mixes in the recording of side 1 with side 2 - right?
For a start you need to make sure that Overdub is turned off in the Tracks menu.
Then you have three options:
- Record side one, press Pause, turn record over drop needle, press Pause again
- Record side-1, Press stop. Turn record over drop needle the press Shift and the red record button (or the shortcut Ctrl+R) this is Append record and it will start recording where you left off on side-1.
- Just let the recording run as you turn the LP over and record side 2 - then just delete the empty bit you don’t need.
Personally I usually prefer to deal with one side of an LP or tape at a time as that gives me a smaller working set.
You may find this set of tutorials from the manual helpful: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_copying_tapes_lps_or_minidiscs_to_cd.html
especially this one: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/sample_workflow_for_lp_digitization.html
Thank you all. I was doing something daft but then as I am 88 am not too bothered. I am just saving my collection of excellent records on cd so now I can carry on and think about what I am doing. It is not like playing an instrument when I just sit down and play.