Audacity Version: Windows 2.0.5
Operating System: Windows Pro x64 SP1
Equipment Being Used: brand new Dell laptop, Inspiron 15, 6GB RAM, 1TB HD, one USB Blue Snowball microphone
My question pertains to the Software Playthrough feature. When I am monitoring the recording with the Software Playthrough feature, can someone please advise whether or not what I am hearing is what has already been recorded or is it what is being recorded at that particular moment? In other words, does the software record the sound first and then play it back to you through the Software Playthrough feature? If so, that would be ideal for my purposes. I do need to know, if possible, what exactly I am hearing in the headphones.
The reason for my question and concern is that when I have paused recording, I can still hear everything that is being said around me at that point through the headphones, just like I do when it is recording even though the “monitoring” has not been turned on in the recording section of the meter bar.
I do appreciate that the wave signals on my computer screen indicate that recording is taking place, however, it doesn’t tell me what I am hearing through the headphones, i.e. sound that has been recorded or sound that is currently being recorded.
Thanks your any assistance you can give.