Slow voice in playback?

I am using Audacity 2.1.2 and my operating system is Windows 10.
I do not know much about recording as i’ve just started recently. I tried recording while singing to an instrumental track and i turned on Software playthrough as i wanted to hear my voice while i am singing at the same time, but my voice only comes up like afew moments later which makes it hard for me to sing. Is there anyone who can help me with this? I’ve searched through forums and tried many ways but it’s still the same.
Does the problem lies with my mic, or Audacity settings?
Thank you!

That’s machine latency and you’re stuck with it.

If you want to do Perfect Overdubbing, where you hear yourself as well as the backing, rhythm or music track, you have to use equipment or devices that offer “Zero Latency Monitoring.” As a rule, you can’t listen to the computer.

Some USB microphones have zero latency monitoring built-in. In this case, you listen to the microphone.

My analog mixer uses a USB adapter and the adapter lets me listen.

No, I don’t recommend mixing music on earbuds. They were available for the picture.

You also have to adjust for Recording Latency so your new and old tracks line up. That’s an adjustment inside Audacity.

You can line up music and voice in post production with the Time Shift Tool, but it’s so much easier to have it come out right automatically.


Note that even with your Zero Latency Device, you can still get vocal echoes by having an Audacity setting wrong.

Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Recording. [X] Overdubbing should be the only thing selected.

Also, if you really like Recording from YouTube or other on-line content, those Windows settings can cause echoes. That can change according to your Windows.


Thank you !!!