any idea how to do the above?
“Sound Activated Recording”: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/transport_menu_transport_options.html
Seems software play through of input creates an intentional delay every time it stops the recording and starts again. This makes my recordings sound very awkward and the first part is always not recorded, any idea on how to take away this intentional delay? If you go to the bottom of the page you recommended for the previous question you can read about it… But my option for that is already unchecked so I’m not sure what the problem is
Seems software play through of input creates an intentional delay every time it stops the recording and starts again. This makes my recordings sound very awkward and > the first part is always not recorded > …
We think this is possibly a soundcard issue (so may not ne an Audacity solvable problem).
I experience this on my hi-spec SSD laptop and on my SSD MacBook Pro where the first second or so of a recording is “lost”/“discarded” and not recorded - or more accurately, if I press record and immediate speak A, B C D - the A is missed altogether the Bis low distorted volume and only by the C/D does the recording pick up properly.
But curiously on my wife’s old low-spec, underpowered, notebook the recording from the on-board mic starts immediately.
Update: I’ve opened up a discussion with one of the developers about this. We may end up logging this as a bug to be fixed …
I’m not sure what you are trying to do, or what difficulty you are experiencing. Perhaps you could fill out the gaps with some description.
so, in the web page I’ve provided there is the following (I believe explanation for what the intention was behind programming it this way)
"Software Playthrough (on/off)
Toggles on and off the Software Playthrough option in Recording Preferences.
When turned on (indicated by the check mark in the menu item), input being recorded will play, but there will be a noticeable delay (latency) before the input is heard. For some examples of setting up equipment to record without playthrough latency, see this Tutorial about Recording overdubs."
No, latency is a different issue - the latency is the time it takes for the signal to pass through your computer from input to output - and “computer” means both the hardware and the software (the operating system and the Audacity app).
My tests show that on some of my PCs but not all the sound level looks to be artificially set low to start with and then crescendos up to its proper level over a period of 1-2 seconds. It is thought that this is likely to be down to either the soundcard or its driver trying to be “helpful” and smooth the recording start transition - or maybe something that Windows is doing to be similarly “helpful”.
The fact that I get it on some but not all of my Windows PCs tends to point the finger at the Soundcard/driver rather than Windows.