Audacity plays back recordings way, way too fast

audacity 2.05
Windows 7

When I record from a sound file, the play back speed is incredibly fast, and moderately too high pitched.
Using a playback speed of 0.01% gets the duration of the recording close to what is should be.
Using playback speed of 0.8% gets the pitch approximately correct.

What’s going on here?

Sorry, can’t find an edit button… might not be one on this forum.

I just tried another free (but not as nice) recording software and got similar results - extremely fast playback.

That’s fine, just add a new post. It can get very confusing if posts are edited, particularly if there are already replies.

It could be a problem with the sound card drivers. Editing programs are a lot more demanding than simple media players, so bugs in drivers are more likely to show up.
This article (Missing features - Audacity Support) explains how to check and if necessary update the sound card drivers. It is very important to have the right drivers for your hardware and for your operating system. Driver problems when using generic Windows drivers are not uncommon.

I think I’ve figured it out. I’m going through a steinberg ci2 and am trying to play back through my computers on board audio. when I play back through the CI2, the speed is correct. I just can’t hear it until I get a 1/4" adapter for my headphones :slight_smile:

Nope, that wasn’t it.

Update the drivers of the onboard audio device: .