Listen to one track, while recording a second just by itself?

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Re: Listen to one track, while recording a second just by itself?

Post by Synapse001 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:24 am

Sri, if you select the entire track you have, then hit Shift-R
It should play the track you have, create a new track and record everything you say into the mic on the new track.
The only problem I have with this is that I get bleed-through of sound from the headphones.
In the end, you have two tracks, your original unchanged track, and the newly recorded track.

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Re: Listen to one track, while recording a second just by itself?

Post by darkhorse » Tue May 05, 2020 5:30 pm

Change your input setting. I have a Roland QUAD CAPTURE, so for me I changed it from MAIN (QUAD-CAPTURE) to 1-2 (QUAD-CAPTURE) and it only records from the 1 & 2 inputs on my interface.

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Re: Listen to one track, while recording a second just by itself?

Post by Philip_mt125 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:01 am

Hi all,
I'm having the same issue with multi track recording in audacity. On the first track i recorded my instrument, on the 2nd track I recorded the main vocal but it also include the sound of the first track. So when I record a third track for Back up vocal, it also include the 1st and 2nd track. Is there way I can record them separately? Like the multitrack recording in my keyboard, I can record piano and string in a separate output although I'm listening to the other track while creating a new one. I'm using a laptop win 10.
Thanks,

Phil

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Re: Listen to one track, while recording a second just by itself?

Post by jademan » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:42 am

Philip_mt125 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:01 am
I'm having the same issue with multi track recording in audacity.
Are you still having this issue?

For additional information, check this tutorial on overdubbing.
https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tut ... bbing.html

If you are still having issues, please start a new thread. What version of audacity are you on?

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Re: Listen to one track, while recording a second just by itself?

Post by ander » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:19 am

I had this problem too. After fuming about Audacity's "limitations", I realized it was just recording what it heard—the playback, plus the new part I was playing—which were both coming through the soundcard, as I was using a VST instrument on the same PC.

Apparently you need to have a way to play your new tracks on a different input channel, so you can choose that as your sound source, rather than your overall system sounds. I haven't figured out how to do this, but there must be a way, right? Other than buying a second PC so you can play it into the 1st PC on a USB audio channel?
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Re: Listen to one track, while recording a second just by itself?

Post by kozikowski » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:44 am

This is a slightly older post with a list of common ways of getting too many copes of the backing track.

viewtopic.php?p=419193#p419193

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Re: Listen to one track, while recording a second just by itself?

Post by kozikowski » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:01 am

And why did people stop answering you when you finally made it clear what you wanted?
It's a forum, users helping each other, not a Help Desk. Sometimes, a response has to come from the other side of the earth, so the responder has to be awake in their time zone.
Audacity routes the existing recording(s) into the new track you're recording, too, as if you always had to have a single track with everything recorded into it.
There's only one Audacity setting that can do that and that's the Playthrough setting in Audacity Recording Preferences, but there's a festival of Windows settings which can do that.

Do you like to record internet content? Instant Problem. All of those settings and tools redirect internet sound playback to the Audacity recording system. Audacity will record everything playing on the machine including the backing track. That's why it's super important to be recording from a real device, hardware product, or thing, not a redirecting service, software pathway manager, or driver.

Stereo-Mix's job is to scramble the computer's sound pathways, for one Windows example. Run away.

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Re: Listen to one track, while recording a second just by itself?

Post by kozikowski » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:15 am

And yes, you do want overdubbing. Clean copies of your voice by itself and not duplicate copies of the drum or other backing track.

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Re: Listen to one track, while recording a second just by itself?

Post by ander » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:37 am

Oops—I went back and edited my original (complaining) post before I realized you'd replied to it. But I wanted everyone to know I'd realized it wasn't Audacity's fault.

I'm using virtual instruments on a PC. Problem is, when I play back an existing track and record along with it, Audacity "hears" everything the PC's playing—the existing track, and the music I'm now playing—and records both of those to the new track, because I can't play the new music on a separate audio channel. It's all internal, in the PC.

I do have a USB audio interface that I use for acoustic recording, and have also successfully used it to record synth sounds, digital pianos, etc. that I liked more than those I could get on my PC. So I guess I need to figure out how to play the VST instruments so they go in through USB, rather than being played by the PC's soundcard. How do people usually do this? Do you really need to get a 2nd PC to play into the first one? I can't think of any other way to do it. Thanks!

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Re: Listen to one track, while recording a second just by itself?

Post by kozikowski » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:41 am

I went back and edited my original (complaining) post
Don't do that. It makes following the conversation impossible.

You're just concerned with your postings. We're trying to follow all of them.

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