Can't Monitor Recording track

So I am on windows 10 using 3.0.0.
I can record tracks no problem, I can monitor them after they are recorded, however, while recording the new track - I can’t hear/monitor the live rack being recorded? I can hear/monitor all the already recorded tracks, just not the one being recorded at the time. I am sure it is some stupid setting mistake on my part, but I can’t figure it out?

Thanks for any help

It’s not stupid and it’s harder than you think.

You can’t listen to the computer to get your own voice or instrument because that connection will almost always have a delay or echo and it’s impossible to perform to it. You have to do it with your interface, preamp, or microphone.

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If your connection doesn’t lend itself to doing that, then “Perfect Overdubbing” is not for you.


Turn on [u]Software Playthrough[/u],

Note that there is always some latency (delay) through the computer.

I think this is related to the topic title. I’m using Audacity 3.3.3. I haven’t used Audacity for a couple of years and now am back to recording LPs and am experiencing a 5-6 second delay in live monitoring. Is that normal or a new issue? Is there any solution?