I use audacity on an older Win xp system, however it recently started glitching during my overdubs… and now all my recordings play back an octave higher. When I’m not adding a track to existing tracks, my recordings also come out at double speed. It seems like it should be an easy fix, but I’m baffled.
Which version of Audacity are you using? (look in the “Help menu > About Audacity”).
Please describe step by step what you are doing that creates the problem.
I am using the most recent Au update. I have even uninstalled, removed all the folders, then reinstalled. Still, when I open one of my previous recordings to add a track, then hit record, it plays back the existing tracks out of sync like the older version would do if you imported audio from multiple formats. I can’t effectively record real time that way. The playback also is an octave higher on the new track.
When I’m not adding a track to existing tracks, my recordings also come out at double speed. It seems like it should be an easy fix, but I’m baffled.
That’s some kind of driver or hardware problem.
You may need to play-back the file on a different computer to see if it’s a recording problem or a playback problem.
When everyting is working normally, the application communicates the sample rate to/from the hardware through the driver.
I hope you are not. The most recent version of Audacity is “Audacity 2.0.4-alpha (r12388)”, which is an alpha version and not intended for production work. Please just have a quick look in “Help > About Audacity” and let us know which version it says.
How are you doing that?
Do you mean that you are opening an old Audacity project, or that you are opening an audio file that you created previously? If the latter, what format is that file?
Unless you tell us exactly what you are doing we can only guess at what the problem might be - we can’t see over your shoulder