Thanks for your reply, Ben!
Oh, yes, my computer is configurated for recording external sounds with a
microphone. I've recorded a few things with "windows sound recorder" and it
works just fine.
What I'm trying to do is record my voice over this "playback" song...
Now, I've tried recording directly over it, in the same track, and it didn't
work (I can't control the volume of the voice). And I tried opening a new
track into wich to record my voice, but I can't seem to be able to do it
while the "playback" is working, which is the whole idea... how can I keep
proper tempo if I can't hear the song?
New question: Is it at all possible for me to record my voice over the song,
either in the same track, or in another track (while listening to the song)
at all? And if so, how do I go about it? (I could of course listen to the
song on an independent CD player, record my voice in separate, and then mix
it all... But then it wouldn't be so practical an idea, right?)
Audacity *is* supposed to allow me to record voice over/beside the song,
isn't it? (or an instrument, for that matter...)
In the meantime I've gone through the tutorials and explanation pages, and I
like *a lot* what I've learned so far! You professional sound editors are
*so* lucky! :-D Looks like a *fun* career!
All my love,
> > Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 13:56:15 +0200
> From: Benoמt Rouits <brouits@...>
> To: audacity-users@...
> Subject: Re: [Audacity-users] New here, and already asking silly questions
> Did you tuned your mixer correctly ?
> Audacity just record/edit/play,
> and, yes it can amplify your voice, but it is
> better to actually set the recording sensivity to
> the appropriate value, before starting to record.
> This sensivity is handled by your audio *mixer*
> which is just another program. It will set to the
> sound card the sensivity that you want for the
> microphone, before you start recording.
> On Linux, the mixer can be one of:
> rexima, alsamixer, cam, aumix, gamix, kmix...
> On Microsoft Windows, i don't know; but you should
> find somewhere on your 'start' menu, or else on the desktop,
> on the applet corner, a 'yellow speaker icon' on which you
> have to right-click to get a menu to control your sound card
> parameters, such as "colume control"->"Advanced parameters",
> or "launch mixer" or something else..
> On MacOS, you should find also an icon related to the control
> of the sound card.
> hope this helps.
Fear not, new people asking silly questions, for I also have recently
ventured into the lands of Audacity! To convert my old, out-of-print,
audio tapes into CDs to be exact.
Perhaps the option you're looking for is located under
File > Preferences > "Audio I/O" tab > "Play other tracks while
recording" check box which is the last option of the dialog box. At
least in version 1.0.0 anyway
Let me know if this helps.