Questions on audio recordings

If my ex has an audio recording of me in what context can it be used in trial? For ex., if the defense attorney asks me about something and I do not deny it, would the recording still be played? I know what he has, so I won’t deny it and make myself look bad, but hearing the recording might stick in the judges head so I would rather just state that I said what I said and explain myself.

If you do not deny what the recording says, there should be no reason for the tape to be admitted in to evidence.