#1
I want to record myself soloing over some songs.

Im using audacity and a cheep mixer from my guitar. now, Is their anyway to record myself as the track itself is playing through audacity (or any other recommended software) or do i have to record myself, import the song and then line them up by hand?

thanks!!
#3
Quote by somekid413
I want to record myself soloing over some songs.

Im using audacity and a cheep mixer from my guitar. now, Is their anyway to record myself as the track itself is playing through audacity (or any other recommended software) or do i have to record myself, import the song and then line them up by hand?

thanks!!


Open the backing track in Audacity. Check "Play other tracks while recording a new one.". Also, uncheck "Software playthrough" (it's probably unchecked already tho). They're both under Edit -> Preferences -> Audio I/O. Now you should hear the track while you're recording.
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#4
I think you've missed the point of 'multitrack' recording slightly.

. I'm not sure whether Audacity only works by overdubbing,so try REAPER if you want a free (well, technically),full featured multitrack recorder. Anyway, import the song into whatever editor you decide to use, then set up a new track alongside it and arm it for recording. Press play+record, then - as Zappa might say - shut up and play yer' guitar...
#5
Quote by kyle62
I think you've missed the point of 'multitrack' recording slightly.

. I'm not sure whether Audacity only works by overdubbing,so try REAPER if you want a free (well, technically),full featured multitrack recorder. Anyway, import the song into whatever editor you decide to use, then set up a new track alongside it and arm it for recording. Press play+record, then - as Zappa might say - shut up and play yer' guitar...


Actually, I don't know how to overdub using Audacity. It always creates a new track when you click Record.
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#6
Unless I am missing the point, isn't that what you want to happen? You would record your guitar onto the new track while the other track/tracks are playing. This way you can jam to the original track. You can mixdown all the tracks (including your new track(s) if you desire. This will create a new track/song with everything.

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Actually, I don't know how to overdub using Audacity. It always creates a new track when you click Record.
#7
Quote by damnedone
Unless I am missing the point, isn't that what you want to happen? You would record your guitar onto the new track while the other track/tracks are playing. This way you can jam to the original track. You can mixdown all the tracks (including your new track(s) if you desire. This will create a new track/song with everything.


Yeah, I believe that's exactly what he wants. I was replying to kyle62.
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#8
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Actually, I don't know how to overdub using Audacity. It always creates a new track when you click Record.
It works for me. I didn't have to change anything. Theres an example on my profile. It works really good.
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#9
Quote by JimPlaysGuitar
It works for me. I didn't have to change anything. Theres an example on my profile. It works really good.


Well yeah, it works great for me too. I don't want to overwrite any tracks when recording. But I'm not sure how to do it (if it's possible) either.
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