Despite making no changes, my Audacity stopped overdubbing.
Now when I shift record to overdub a track, the playback while recording just stops, and I have to hit the stop button to even browse the track.
Hardware is an AudioBox 22VSL. Microphone icon has the audiobox selected, and playback/speaker icon has audiobox selected.
this used to work fine. Running 2.4.2 now I unistalled 2.3 thinking it might have just be broken software.
If anyone has experienced a similar problem and can help me with the correct settings I might try I will love you forever, and ever.
I did not change any settings. It was working like a top. I followed the tutorial to edit the buffer settings and it worked I was able to put tracks together with headphones. I am going to continue trying, but boy as it turns out i am very inexperienced and a veritable dinosaur with the computers and quick to frustration.
ill keep searching this forum and the youtubes and post here in the hopes a kind wizard happens upon me.
Check the sample rate settings in the Recording AND Playback tabs of the Windows Sound control panel. Set them both to 44100.
You are a kind and generous wizard.
You have solved my problem!
My playback was set to 48000. I thought I checked it but I must have been looking at the wrong thing because when I went in to the Windows Sound Control Panel (those key words were clutch), it corrected. Now it works like before I just need to fix the latency. But I managed that before.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.