How can I delay my microphone even more (few seconds)?

I don’t want to record with it and then play,but just to say a word or a sentence and listen to it straight away,in order to reduce my foreign accent.Would be perfect if I can change the time of delay.
PS. I have Compaq laptop(Windows 7, 64bits) with in built mic,but going to buy better mic.

You cannot get at the setting without building Audacity yourself, and even if you could change the setting it would only help if you always had the same length of phrase or sentence.

Perhaps you want some special mode like others have asked for where you can play what you just recorded more conveniently even if you are recording to the end of the same track or recording one track underneath the other. At present if you record one track, then SPACE twice to stop recording and play it, then repeat Record and SPACE twice, you hear the first track play with the second unless you solo the second track or mute the first.


Just found program called Radio Delay ,works perfect.
Thanks anyway.

Thanks for posting a solution which I assume to be .

According to their tutorial you hear the original in the output as well as the delayed version if playback of the input is unmuted (on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 you often cannot directly unmute playback of the input).


Windows 7 and Windows 8 you often cannot directly unmute playback of the input).

Our Win7 conference machines allow muting of the microphone by launching the speaker on the lower right > Speaker Mixer > pull the microphone slider all the way down. We had serious feedback problems until I figured out to do that. So that tool comes and goes with the machine?

I, too need a 2 or 3 second speaker delay in one machine.

Unless you are talking about a custom sound card control panel, left-click on the speaker icon at bottom right only brings you to the output mixer.

On most Win 7 machines, you can mute the input so that it records silence, but there is no way to unmute playback of the input so you can hear it, unless you use the “Listen to this device” option for the input (which is software playthrough).

The Radio Delay Tutorial I read was for Win XP. Having tried the Radio Delay on Win 7, I guess it will not be suitable for stereo mix or an internal mic (I have not tried it yet with an external mic). Recording for one second from stereo mix or internal mic, it will play it back (without me hearing the near-simultaneous original) after the requested delay.

However it plays this one second piece multiple times, louder every time (separated by the correct delay length), until you press Stop.

So if you always have your hand on its Stop button it would be good for rehearing your vocalisations even recorded with internal mic, but otherwise needs an input with no feedback loop.


I’m more than ever convinced that PC Soundcard routing is 3D, not 2D like everyone thinks. Nobody creates a mental picture of the signal routing, they just memorize a couple of rules and call it good. “If I press that button, this happens.” The problem with that is SoundFlower or RadioDelay, both of which use unconventional pathways to achieve their results – and thereby become incomprehensible. All of this is past the software drivers that create whole new pathways.

So even if you’re wearing headphones and speak into a microphone, the system goes into regenerative feedback?

Our application may be more like what was intended. We’re simulating Skype Test Call. You call in to a machine and it repeats you back to yourself X seconds later.

Everybody Knows the thing that fails more often than any other is the sound.

That’s a nice Rose and Teal blouse you have and I see you got a haircut, but I can’t hear what you’re saying saying saying saying saying.



Curiouser and curiouser Radio Delay is an application, not a driver or device. That makes my head hurt. If it’s an application, that means it can’t interrupt existing pathways…

Even worse, the web page shows them as a sound device and that wasn’t my experience at all.

As a side issue, my WinXP office machine may be on its way out. The System Daddies are going to get me a new one – probably Win7. So it’s start over with an unfamiliar operating system. What could go wrong?