when i hit record to add my voice on one track to the music on the other, record wont move unless i speak? then when i stop speaking recording stops right there. only when i speak does it record. y is it doing this??? an no itz not in voice activated mode.

Please read the pink panel at the top of the page then also tell us exactly what audio device you are recording from according to Devices Preferences or Device Toolbar.

If you are using Audacity supplied by us at then perhaps you have some sound manipulation turned on in your sound card or your sound card drivers are broken ( ) .

Are you choosing Windows WASAPI host in Device Toolbar? That often won’t start recording until there is a signal, but in Audacity 2.0.5, WASAPI is only for recording computer playback.