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Listen While Recording or Monitoring a New Track in Audacity

Audacity is 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 to while you record or monitor a new track. This tutorial will walk you through the steps.

Enable Software Play Through in Audacity

  • Launch Audacity. Click Edit > Preferences > Recording.
  • Tick the Software Play through: Listen while recording or monitoring new track checkbox:

  • Click OK to save your settings.

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Could not hear the sound whilst monitoring the recording. Have looked at a number of sites thrown up by a search engine but to no avail. This site had the explanation straight away - thanks. Roger.

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Appreciate the plain English, staightforward reply.

Thank you for answering the how to monitor realtime via Audacity. It worked.

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