I'm new , please be patient.

Trying to fix latency , I generated a rhythm track. (Mono)
Then generated another below it.(also mono)
When I try to record the bottom track , the recording always begins at the end of the top track. I selected the bottom track and same results. Why can’t I start recording on the bottom track , so I can set my latency numbers. On Windows 10.

Detailed instructions for Audacity 2.4.2 are here: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/latency_test.html

You don’t need to manually add the second track, just “Shift + Record” (or “Shift+ R”) to start recording to a new track.

Shift & r record on another track , but it is only a flat line. I’ve adjusted everything I can find. Still can’t adjust latency. Don’t mean to be a pain.

What are you recording with? (Example: Rode NT1A microphone plugged into a Behringer UM2 USB interface, connected to the laptop by USB)

An acoustic guitar plugged into a behringer UMC22 into a HP desktop with windows 10. I can record everything , mike/instrument. Sounds fine. Just can’t adjust the latency which is quite noticeable. Still working on it. Working on audacity 2.4.2.

Are you using a mic plugged into the UMC22 for the latency test?

I’ve got a rhythm track on top and a countdown track on bottom. I’m still not sure how to get my latency number. This is just a little embarrassing. I’ll keep at it. Thank you.

Wait until you have plenty of uninterrupted time to work step by step through the instructions: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/latency_test.html

Thank you. It did take some time , but the vocal test did the trick. I appreciate your advice and patience. I’m sure I’ll have more issues , but for now , I just want to record something.