setting up a new computer

hey guys, setting up a new one just installed 2.3.3 windows 10. Do you still need to download the lame mp3 converter thing? and if so what is the best site to do that. thanks james

LAME not required for Audacity 2.3.3. on Windows … FAQ:Installing the LAME MP3 Encoder - Audacity Manual

But you may want to install [u]FFmpeg[/u]. (Download and run ffmpeg-win-2.2.2.exe).

thanks, all so rather than start a new track for second guitar or vocals it adds to the end of my first track. I forgot which setting that was.

It may not be a setting. R for Record is one action and Shift+R is the other. The two were recently swapped when it turned out most people wanted to add new work onto the end of old work. You can set that action back to the old way with Audacity > Edit > Preferences > [_] Record on a new track.


ok my system is working great. Thanks for the help. One more thing, recording thru an Audiobox usb, with condenser mikes, for the best quality of sound should I use MME, Windows Direct, or windows WASAPI. Or does it matter.

It shouldn’t matter, unless you have any problems with them. MME is usually the most reliable choice.