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GeoNjules    17

I have some backtracks that I want to load into Audacity, and then record some lead guitar over it (live guitar, not a pre-recorded file) while the backtrack is playing, and have both on the final recording.

Is this possible, or do I have to look for some differnt (free) software.........Geo.

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Lcjones    8

Geo,

You want to be sure you can playback & record at the same time. Most modern sound cards will allow this.

Make sure you have the Lame Encoder installed. Lame allows you to export the master file as an MP3 file. (RTFM @ Audacity)

Make sure your sound card is selected

Go to EDIT -> Preferences - >Device .....

To playback and record at the same time

EDIT - > Preferences - Recording .... check the Overdub Option. Uncheck the Software playthrough option

Import your backing track first. It will go into Track #1

Click the RECORD button and see what happens! :)

**

LC

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GeoNjules    17

Thankyou. Works great and simple too.

I have an option at the top that saves as mp3. It works so I don't think I'll need that other download.......Geo.

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windsong    16

Google for a lame download. They are not hard to find. Then put it in your audacity folder so audacity can see it and your set

How do I put in my audacity folder? I haven't downloaded audacity yet, so could you tell me how to do it from start to finish, please. Thanks

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windsong    16

google audacity and download. it will download into a file. Down load lame and drag it anywhere in the audacity file.

Sorry, but I don't understand what "drag" means and how do I do it. :brickwall:

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SkyNet    1

When you go to export a mp3, I believe Audacity will ask you where the lame3 encoder file is. It will pop up a file dialog box that will allow you to find the directory where you saved the lame encoder.

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windsong    16

When you go to export a mp3, I believe Audacity will ask you where the lame3 encoder file is. It will pop up a file dialog box that will allow you to find the directory where you saved the lame encoder.

OK, I'll let you know if I am successful. Thanks

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carol m    64

Drag means to click on the file you want to move so you can move it (drag and drop). First locate the folder/file you want to move/drag it to (the destination folder/file). Find the file you want to move/drag . Hold the mouse down on the file you want to move and keep pressure on the mouse - then drag/pull the file across your screen into the destination folder/file you previously opened on your computer. Once the moved file is over the folder you want to put it in, let go of the mouse and the moved file stays/drops there. It's like using one of those earth moving machines, kind of.

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