Lag in Headphones

Hi. I’ve been using audacity to record Voiceover & Narration. Everything was going fine but when I went to record this morning I couldn’t hear anything in my headphones. I didn’t make any changes except that I unplugged my computer from my recording set-up for a few days.

I tried troubleshooting and played with the transport settings and now I can hear my voice in the headphones but there is a very distracting lag. Any suggestions would be helpful.

I’m running audacity 2.3.2 on a mac version 10.14.5.
I’m using a Steinberg UR22 as my interface and my mic is a Sennheiser MK4.

Thank you!

  1. Plug your headphones into the Steinberg UR22.
  2. If you turned on “Software Playthrough” in the Transport menu, turn it off again.
  3. In the Device Toolbar (, set the playback device to the Steinberg UR22.