Can't hear audio from other sources when Audacity is on?

Help for Audacity 2.x.x on Windows.
Forum rules
ImageThis forum is for Audacity 2.x.x on Windows.
Please state which version of Windows you are using,
and the exact three-section version number of Audacity from "Help menu > About Audacity".


Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x are obsolete and no longer supported. If you still have those versions, please upgrade at https://www.audacityteam.org/download/.
The old forums for those versions are now closed, but you can still read the archives of the 1.2.x and 1.3.x forums.
Post Reply
Cyath
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Operating System: Windows 10

Can't hear audio from other sources when Audacity is on?

Post by Cyath » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:33 pm

Topic. I want to do a cover of a song, and I plan to do it by recording myself singing the song in Audacity with the song playing in the background in Youtube.

However, the audio doesn't play when Audacity is on. Either from YT or an MP3.

This may be because I am recording it through a pre-amp, Steinberg UR22 to be exact. Could that be the case?

Does anyone know of a fix or another way around the issue?

Using Audacity 2.1.0.

steve
Site Admin
Posts: 47286
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:43 am
Operating System: Linux *buntu
Contact:

Re: Can't hear audio from other sources when Audacity is on?

Post by steve » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:38 pm

To record a track while another is playing is called "overdub recording".
To start, you should download or record the backing track, then record a new track.
See here for more information: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tuto ... rdubs.html
9/10 questions are answered in the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Post Reply