I’ve been recording on Audacity before with no problems on my laptop. I record my guitar through the USB interface of Line 6 Helix. Recently, I refreshed my system on the same laptop with the new Windows 10, and reinstalled Audacity current version of 2.1.3. With my new recordings, first track seems to be okay, but the 2nd, 3rd and so forth tracks are 1 note (or 1 octave?) lower, but with the same tempo. There are seemingly some skip beats too. Been looking online for answers but I can’t find any. Can someone help me with solutions? Is there a way I can fix the already recorded tracks? Much thanks!
Hi Gale. I’m not using any pitch change effects. First track is recorded as expected, but the succeeding tracks are tuned lower. If I record and save into another file name or audacity project, first track always works fine, the others not.
By the way, if you mixed the two tracks together, you’re dead. This only works if the two tracks are on separate blue waves. We can’t split a mixed track apart into separate voices, instruments or sounds.
By the way, aside from the track being recorded 1 half-step (not 1 octave as I have figured it out) lower, there also noticeable skip beats and tempo changes after every couple of seconds or so… Track playback seems to momentarily slows down then fasten up…
Try setting the default sample rate in Audacity to 48000 Hz (in “Edit menu > Preferences > Quality”)
Also set the device to 48000 Hz in the Windows Sound Control Panel.
Then close and restart Audacity, and make a test recording.