On Audacity 2.0.2 when mixing 2 or more WAV files I get a severe delay effect on playback. The effect does not happen when I render the files together but only during playback. This has become very annoying and is not allowing me to mix using Audacity, which is my favorite DAW for the task. I have not experienced this problem with previous versions of Audacity. Can anyone give me suggestions to get this corrected?
Does it happen only when playing before render, or does it also happen when playing after render?
Are the tracks all different or are some duplicates?
Are all the tracks the same rate as the project rate bottom left? Look where it says stereo or mono to left of the waveforms.
Does the problem improve if there are fewer tracks?
Have you tried using Fast Sinc Interpolation for “Real-time conversion” in the Quality Preferences ? This may improve playback quality.
Audacity, which is my favorite DAW for the task.
So this used to work and now it doesn’t?
The effect does not happen when I render the files together but only during playback.
If you can’t play the work, how do you know?
Where did you get the WAV files from and what is the job? You can get into serious problems if you like to record YouTube or Internet sound and forget to change the sound devices back to normal. That will give you delayed feedback and other problems.
How does that cause a playback problem unless metalninja is actually recording or monitoring?
Nowhere is it written that he’s using the standard output devices for playback. I want to know more about how this all used to work and this is my favorite DAW.
Of how many?
I wish he would drop back in so we could ask.