Is there any way to record something while listening to something already recorded?

#1
Hey, I could use some help. I've been recording some acoustic stuff onto my computer, but for the songs with 2 guitar parts, in order to get them synched up, I have to guess. I am using Audacity, and I was wondering if there is some way to record a riff while listening to another riff I've already recorded. Any help would be much apprieciated.
#2
whatever's already recorded will automatically play as you're recording.
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#6
yeah..audacity plays what you've already recorded while your recording...if it doesn't work, try going to your settings
#7
uuhhh....if ur using audacity, wen u hit the record button, watever is already recorded should play as u record the next track...on the reverse side, if u dont want it to play, you can hit the mute button on the little options box thingy at the beggining of each recording track thingy
#8
Audacity is hard to use for editing, if you have the money you can get ACID for about $70.

I would still use Audacity for recording, but use ACID for putting everything together.
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#9
Audacity is more of an editor than a recording program. It's limiting either way though...

Anyways go into the prefs and check one of the boxes to make it playback while recording a new track. Put some phones on and you should have the problem fixed.
#10
Edit > Preferences > Audio I/O tab

There's a checkbox that says "play other tracks while recording new one."