I’m just getting started with Audacity, and evidently I must be making some selections that are screwing things up!
Specifically, I’ve learned from watching videos that you should leave 3-5 seconds at the beginning of a take so you can use this as the baseline for noise removal. Before I knew about that, I had no problem recording a track: just hit the record button, and then the stop when I was done. NOW, by contrast, if I hit the record button, it automatically stops after about a half a second. That’s sooo basic I must have made a mistake somewhere setting a preference that I really don’t want, but I don’t have a clue about what to do. HELP!!!