I am using Windows 7 64 Audacity version 2.0.5. i used .exe

load a song track in Audacity and if i click record it plays very slow.

Try following the advice I already gave you when you wrote to our feedback address.

If you are singing or playing against the song track, try selecting all the song then Tracks > Resample… and resample to a rate your sound card can cope with (44100 Hz or 48000 Hz are
universal rates that should always work).

If the recording itself plays too slow, set Project Rate bottom left of Audacity to 44100 Hz or 48000 Hz and re-record.

Inability to play and/or record correctly may be an indication of incorrect or outdated sound card drivers: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Updating_Sound_Device_Drivers.

If this does not help, please give more information about the sound devices you are using for playback and recording.


Yes Gale, I did what you said to no avail. I am taking the output of a steel guitar thru a 4 channel mixer and out to the line in on my sound card. The sound card is SIIG DP Soundwave 4 channel PCI. When i record just the steel guitar, it is too fast on playback.

I disapproved the duplicate topics you started about this. Please, post once only and wait for a response to that question. It is too confusing for everyone otherwise.

Please tell us exactly what you did that did not help.

Has this problem only just started?

You said above and in one of your duplicate topics that a track played too slow. Is the track that is playing too slow a track against which you are recording the steel guitar? Is the recorded steel guitar track the correct length? I would guess it is the correct length, if as you say it plays correctly to your Wave (C-media PCI) audio device.

When you play a track and record against that playback, it is best that the track you are recording against has the same rate as the Audacity project rate.

If you are recording with MME host set in Audacity’s Device Toolbar, the separate SIIG recording and playback devices must both be set in Default Format in Windows Sound to the same sample rate as the Audacity Project Rate. Perhaps you have the SIIG playback device set to a different default format rate than the SIIG recording device is set to.

Also, does this SIIG card have correct 64-bit audio drivers for Windows 7 supplied by SIIG? If not, you will likely receive random incorrect behaviour.


When you record, say 30 seconds, do you see a 30 second long track recorded in Audacity?