Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording to two tracks simultaneously, part of Learning Audacity (2012).
In the previous movie, we looked at how to record or import multiple tracks into a single project.…And the question that probably popped into your head at that point is whether it's possible…to perform a simultaneous multi-track recording.…Meaning, can we record on to more than one track at a time?…And my definitive answer is, yes, kind of.…Audacity really isn't designed to be a multi-track recorder.…It works best for projects where you can record or import one track at a time.…But there is a workaround I can show you if you absolutely need to record two tracks simultaneously.…For example, maybe you're conducting an interview with someone.…
You have two microphones and you want to make sure you can control the mix between both…you and the person you're interviewing later.…If you were both on the same track, it would be difficult and time-consuming to do.…But, if you're both on your own tracks, you can just use the gain sliders on the tracks to adjust the mix.…Now, in order to do this, you need to have a stereo input device that's capable of panning…
- 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.