Need help making multi-track recordings

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4restg
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Need help making multi-track recordings

Post by 4restg » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:51 am

Hi all. This is probably the dumbest Audacity question, but I am currently banging my head against the wall.

I record very simple guitar and voice folk songs, but sometimes like to add tracks to layer in extra recordings of my voice / guitar. When I add a second track after recording my first and try to record to the new track, Audacity keeps resuming recording at the end of my first track. Even after I highlight the new track and confirm I have it selected, the recording will just jump to the end of the first track I created.

Does anyone know what the setting is that controls this? I never had this come up using Audacity in the past. Thanks so much!

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Re: Need help making multi-track recordings

Post by steve » Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:00 pm

No need to create a track before recording. Audacity will do that automatically.
To record to a new track, use "Shift + R" or "Shift + Record button".
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