Playing along backing tracks

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Re: Playing along backing tracks

Post by mr_strap » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:53 am

Hi steve

thanks for replying.

yes I did that and check the rate of each. both have 16 bit 44100. and I matched to audacity track. 16bit 44100.

track for MP3 (for my backing track): 16bit 44100
track for new track (for recording my guitar) 16bit 44100

still error

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Re: Playing along backing tracks

Post by steve » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:23 am

mr_strap wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:53 am
yes I did that and check the rate of each. both have 16 bit 44100. and I matched to audacity track. 16bit 44100.
Did you match the "Project Rate" to 44100?
("Project Rate" is in the lower left corner of the main Audacity window)
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Re: Playing along backing tracks

Post by mr_strap » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:40 pm

hello steve

yes. I set all to 44100 hz.

but still whenever I click the button it will have an error

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Re: Playing along backing tracks

Post by mr_strap » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:50 pm

when I set all of them to same rate (44100)

and then click the record button, the record will start at the end of my MP3. I does not record under the MP3 waveform. I hope I explain in clear way. my apologies.

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Re: Playing along backing tracks

Post by steve » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:17 pm

mr_strap wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:50 pm
and then click the record button, the record will start at the end of my MP3. I does not record under the MP3 waveform
That is normal. To record to a new track, hold down the "Shift" key and click the record button.
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Re: Playing along backing tracks

Post by kozikowski » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:41 pm

If you can't get overdubbing to work without an error, it's possible you have a different mismatch than any of the normal ones.

When you overdub, Audacity has to play the backing track to the interface perfectly at the same time it records the new performance. The Solo is a native mono device. It's job in life is to record your single microphone. It has a Stereo variation where you can plug your guitar in, too, but that's not the main mode.

Try setting Audacity to mono and mix down your backing track (temporarily) to mono at 44100. See if that starts working, or also important, if you get a different error.

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Re: Playing along backing tracks

Post by mr_strap » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:30 pm

thanks steve and kozikowski.



I press the shift and click the record button and now its working with the backing track. I can see my guitar signal under my mp3 backing track.

thanks for help. appreciate it!

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Re: Playing along backing tracks

Post by kozikowski » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:35 pm

There's something wrong about that. I need to do some experimenting. You shouldn't need to do that.

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Re: Playing along backing tracks

Post by steve » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:55 pm

kozikowski wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:35 pm
There's something wrong about that. I need to do some experimenting. You shouldn't need to do that.
In Audacity 2.3.0, by default (there's a preference setting to change this) recording to a new track requires the "Shift" key to be held down.
(In old versions of Audacity, the Shift key had to be held down to "append" record to the same track).
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Re: Playing along backing tracks

Post by waxcylinder » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:09 am

(there's a preference setting to change this)
See this page in the Audacity Manual re the preference setting: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/rec ... ences.html


And this page about Recording: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/recording.html

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