I use audacity and i’m trying to record…heres my procedure:
1) i import my instrumental
2) I record via microphone
3) I play back
When i play it back, my recording is always off beat to the instrumental..I know for a fact its not me…I also put my headphones on real low so that the mic cant pick it up..i clean my RAM(and i got enough) so that my pc wouldnt lag the slightest bit but something happens that causes my recordings to be delayed.
If your recorded Audacity tracks aren’t in sync, and are delayed by the same amount over the entire course of your recording, I have a few suggestions:
- In Preferences -> Audio I/O, select “Play other tracks while recording new one“. I assume this is what you’re doing when you say you playback through the headphones. If you’re not doing this already, this will greatly improve track sync.
- Verify the Sample Rates are the same for what you’re recording.
- Use the Generate menu and the “Silence” tool to insert blank space in front of the “shorter” audio segment. This will push it forward in your timing to get rid of the lag. Using fractions of a second will allow you to fine-tune this very closely to match up your two tracks so they sync with each other.
Hopefully some combination of these fixes will get your Audacity tracks to sync properly.