Left slider controls
, the right one
, and the
dropdown lets you choose the input source (this will normally be your
Edit Toolbar provides shortcuts to:
The track section provides a convenient view of the tracks in your project. The waveform indicates the volume level. Use the "X" in top left corner to remove track from project.
Make sure the microphone is connected to the computer. Select Microphone as the Input Source. Simply press the red button on the Control Toolbar When you're finished recording press the yellow stop button. Before recording for the first time, experiment with the microphone positioning and recording level (slider with a mic symbol).
Simply choose Project > Import Audio and navigate to the sound file you want to use. Once Audacity is done importing the file, it will appear as a new track. No changes will be done to the original file; however until you export your final clip, do not move the imported sound files.