Hi guys and a happy Monday morning to you!

Very novice user, trying to record a song I have just written. I converted the instrumental from a video on youtube so I now have it as an mp3 file. I imported it into audacity, clicked record and tried singing away. However, when I go to play it back, there is a delay with the audio and it doesn’t sound in time with the instrumental. Sorry if this has been covered a million times before! Have a great day everyone!

You probably need to set up the latency correction. See here:

Totally. That error is correctable with the Recording Latency adjustment.