Recording and Playback is very slow

Hey, whenever I record, I end up recording very slowly, and the playback is just as slow. I found that the only way to circumvent this issue is to enable input monitoring, which causes a horrible echo in my headphones. How do I fix this?

Im using a behringer xm8500, a presonas audiobox, recording at 48KHz and 24-bit format.

and the playback is just as slow.

How slow? i.e. If you record for exactly 1 minute how long does it take to play back?

I end up recording very slowly

What does that mean?

I found that the only way to circumvent this issue is to enable input monitoring

I don’t know why that would make a difference.

which causes a horrible echo in my headphones.

Are you getting multiple echos or just a delay? A delay (latency) is normal when you monitor through the computer.