Cannot fix latency

I have the same issue and could use some detailed help.


Recording vocals on the PC
eqp used.

Mackie mixer, Shure Mic and Behringer UCA222 audio interface.

Problems: Initial hookup provided awesome vocal recording, subsequently,
Major Latency issues. As in vocal is delayed vs recorded track. So when recording voice with track, the vocal is delayed.

Ihave since gone to Youtube and other forums in trying to rectify this issue, but still doesnt work.

Things I have done: removed behringer software and ASIO, reinstalled.
Corrected Latency per youtube Guide and WIKI, still cant figure it out.

Is there any REAL help available for a novice user!!!

Would greatly appreciate.

I started a new topic for you. The topic you attached to was about what equipment to buy. You already have your equipment.

Sounds like you’re insulting our Wiki documentation? :wink:

The point is you cannot prevent recording latency (the second track being laid down late) on a consumer grade computer. You have to adjust for it afterwards.

You can perhaps make it small enough not to notice if you use the Behringer ASIO drivers and compile Audacity with ASIO support . You don’t really want to do that, do you?

Are you saying you followed Audacity Manual and the latency keeps changing, so the correction does not fix it permanently?

What are all four settings in Device Toolbar ?

If you are talking about playthrough latency (hearing yourself late while recording) that should be fixable - plug you headphones into the Behringer.


This is the configuration I used for the certified examples of Perfect Overdubbing.

That’s a UCA202, but you get the idea. In order to eliminate all the delays in the system, you can’t get the headset signal from the computer. You have to get it from the Behringer or whatever you’re using for production. Note that in one case, the microphone itself provides the live production headphone mix.

Anything you get from the computer assuming a “normal” computer is going to be one computer late from internal processing or management. It all takes time. The illustrations in the Overdubbing tutorial are all of devices that can mix the live outgoing music with the returning USB backing track from the computer/Audacity playback for the benefit of the headphones. I call those Perfect Overdubbing because you hear in your headphones exactly what the client or customer is going to hear (given post production, filtering, etc).

Other variations are either going to be very much more complicated (Audacity does not naturally support ASIO), or missing some part of the process – typically, the ability to hear yourself in your headphones.

If you sing in perfect time to the music and your tracks still come out off-time, that can be solved with the one latency that you can change.

This illustration is folded into the latency tutorial part of the Overdubbing document.