Overdubbing Sync Problem

The other day I wanted to sing along to a track, but when I played it back, my vocals were out of sync to the track, even though it sounded find during recording. I managed to manually sync them back up, but does anyone know what I’m doing wrong? I don’t have any other problems with Audacity except for this. I do a lot of overdubbing acapella, and this doesn’t happen - only with a recorded track.

That’s what the Audacity Latency setting does. You play the original track into headphones and then immediately into a microphone while overdubbing. Measure the time difference between them.

Add the time difference to the existing latency setting and try it again.



Missed a step.

Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Recording > Latency.