I imported from my music files under my music. I have window's xp home edition. I think I kinda got it. I have to export it out of Audacity, then it is in my media player.
 
I have a question though. Is there a way to remove music from a song to keep just the vocals and can you remove the vocals to just keep the music. That's been the main thing I have been looking for in a music production program. I like to put vocals from a song and blend it with a different genre of music, but haven't found a program to do this, (yet).
 
 
                              Thanks

Audacity Help <audacity-help@lists.sourceforge.net> wrote:

| From donnie webb
| Thu, 16 Aug 2007 19:52:35 -0700 (PDT)
| Subject: [Audacity-help] recording
| I imported instrumental version of a rap song, then I went to the
| next thing and imported lyrics, then imported some sound effects,
| but when I tried to record it, it was just a flat line with nothing on it.
| Am I doing something wrong, or can I even record what I mix on a
| free version.

On what device did you import an instrumental and sound effects, e.g. some
hardware device that mixes files? If so you need to connect this device to
your computer, then go to the Audio I/O tab of Audacity Preferences and
set the "Recording Device" to your inbuilt sound device if the mixer device is
connected to line-in of the computer, or if it connects via USB or Firewire,
select it as its own separate device in the same Audio I/O tab.

If it connects via line-in, you need then to set the input source to line-in.
If you are on Windows Vista, you choose the line-in input along with the
recording device e.g. "Line-In: High Definition Device". If you are on some
version of Windows other than Vista, you need to choose line-in in the
dropdown selector of the Mixer Toolbar:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/onlinehelp-1.2/toolbar_mixer.htm

If you are on OS X, the dropdown selector will probably be greyed out. In
that case you need to click on the Mac hard disk and then on Applications >
Utilities > Audio-MIDI Setup. Click on the Audio Devices tab and make sure
on the left-hand side that your built-in audio is selected in the "Default Input"
and "Properties for" dropdowns, and that in Audio Input under that, the
"source" is set to line-in. If you are on OS X 10.1 or earlier, there is no
Audio-MIDI Setup and you have to make the line-in to be your input source
in Apple Menu > System Preferences > Sound.

If you have any further questions after reviewing the above information,
please let us know what operating system you are on (e.g. Windows XP,
OS X 10.4, and if you are on OS X, whether you have an Intel Mac or
Power PC). Also please tell us what version of Audacity you are using (see
Help > About Audacity or Audacity > About Audacity in the program).


Gale Andrews



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