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Recording lag using Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop

Discussion in 'Recording' started by RockstarAudiologist, May 27, 2010.

  1. Hi!

    I'm trying to record multiple tracks (guitar, vocals) at different times and mix them together using Audacity.

    There seems to be a time delay in the recordings somewhere between the mic, the mixer, and my computer, and I have a feeling it is the computer. This delay is making recordings difficult to line up in time together.

    Here's what i'm using:

    Behringer Xenyx 1222FX mixer
    Behringer Super Cardioid XM18005 mic
    Ibanez electric/acoustic
    Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with Windows Vista with service pack 2

    Anyone had a similar problem with a Dell inspiron 1525? How did you fix it?

  2. Boswell

    Boswell Distinguished Moderator Resource Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    Which version of Audacity are you using? Versions prior to the 1.3.x betas do not have latency compensation during tracking - the new tracks will lag the previously-recorded tracks by several tenths of a second, depending on the settings of your I/O buffers.

    You should consider investing in better DAW software. Try Reaper - it's very low cost and has the latency compensation you are looking for in a formally released version.

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