Reducing volume of a Music File

Friends, I have a presentation due in two days and am trying to add background music to PPT slides. However, the loudness overwhelms the narration. Can someone help me learn how to import a recording into Audacity and export it to a new file with a lower volume? PPT doesn’t allow that much volume reduction. Thanks!

Is the music & voice already mixed?

If not, you can enter a negative value into the Amplify effect to reduce the music volume.

If they are mixed there’s probably nothing you can do but you can try the Vocal Reduction and Isolation effect set to one of the Isolate Vocals options. That assumes the vocals are in the “center” of a stereo recording (identical in the left & right channels). … It will probably just mess-up the sound. :frowning: