Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding tracks, part of Learning Audacity (2012).
When working in an Audacity project, you have the ability to record or import multiple tracks.…This allows you to combine multiple audio files together while being able to adjust…the volume level of each track individually to create a mix.…In the previous movie, I recorded a short bit of audio onto this first track.…It's the intro to a podcast I'm creating.…In fact, I'm going to click the track name and choose Name, and I'll change this to Intro.…Now, when I click OK, you can see the track has now been renamed to Intro.…When you're working with multiple tracks, you'll definitely want to give your tracks…good, understandable names.…
Now, to record a second track, it's simply a matter of hitting the Record button again.…And when I do so, Audacity will automatically create a new track and start recording from the beginning.…But, maybe what I want to record next is the first segment of my podcast that appears after the intro.…Notice when I hit Record, it starts at the very beginning of the project.…
- Creating a new project
- Adding tracks
- Recording two tracks simultaneously
- Making selections
- Splitting clips
- Automating volume
- Adding sound effects
- Using compression
- Inserting silence
- Exporting your project
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why don't the instructions for downloading the LAME MP3 encoder work?
A: Use the new homepage for Audacity, http://audacityteam.org/, rather than the sourceforge address shown in the course.
Q: This course was updated on 08/14/2015. What changed?
A: The author updated the "Downloading and installing Audacity" videos for Mac and Windows, and added a new video on the LAME MP3 encoder.