I’m convinced there is no way to hear only the actual recording like you would as it comes off a recording head for example. I’ve tried the software playthough but of course I hear both input and and output echoing.
I’m convinced there is no way to hear only the actual recording like you would as it comes off a recording head for example.
Sure, but you can’t do it through the computer.
Plug the headphones into your recording device that has Zero Latency Monitoring and the ability to mix computer playback with your live voice. I’m assuming you’re trying to overdub.
The Samson G-Track microphone, for example, has a headphone connection and may be used for “Perfect Overdubbing.”
I believe several of the new USB mixers can do that.
The Party Line is that you can prepare a new Audacity program with ASIO software incorporated. ASIO has better control over your computer sound pathways than built-in operating system. Under some conditions, you can reduce the live latency delay. Have you ever compiled a program?
There was a recent post where somebody went through the whole ASIO exercise and it didn’t appear to reduce the delay enough to be useful. So the hardware solution is still the best bet.
This is me overdubbing with my analog mixer and a Behringer UCA-202 interface…which supports Zero Latency Monitoring.
Did I hit it? You never said what the job was.
There is a delay (something like you get with a 3-head tape recorder) but you shouldn’t get an echo unless you are recording “loopback” or “stereo mix”.
Although you can’t hear what you just recorded like you can with tape, it’s digital so unless something goes badly-wrong the recording will sound exactly like the signal you’re recording.