Listen While Recording or Monitoring a New Track in Audacity

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Audacity is an audio editing software that enables you to modify your audio files with advanced controls. One of Audacity's included features is the ability to listen while you record or monitor a new track.

This tutorial will walk you through the steps.

Enable Software Playthrough in Audacity

Launch Audacity. Click Edit > Preferences > Recording.

Tick the Software Playthrough: Listen while recording or monitoring new track checkbox:


Click OK to save your settings.
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