Vocal track delays and fading issues

Need your help with voice recording:
Am using Focusrite Scarlette 2i2 interface with Audacity 2.1.2. Microphone I’ve connected is Rode NT1A. Am trying to record my voice over a karaoke track by connecting headphones to the audio interface to listen to the karaoke. When I playback my recorded voice along with karaoke, I see lot of delays in vocal track and it’s very much out of tempo (I made sure I sang with tempo as per karaoke). Also I notice that voice fades out at beginning and ending of each line I recorded. I tried various settings of Recording and Playback but none seem to help much. My operating system is windows 7.
Please help how I can overcome these issues. Highly appreciate your help !!


The fading is probably due to Windows “enhancement” which needs to be switched-off if you are singing, see …

You need to measure the delay (aka latency) … http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/latency_test.html
Then input the delay time in Audacity preferences, here …
Audacity Preferences, Recording, Latency Correction.png

Thank you…I have already checked Latency and addressed it. It seems to be starting OK, but later slows down and goes out of sync along with voice fading. I will check enhancement options…thanks for responding :slight_smile:

If it’s progressively going out of sync that can be due to Audacity missing tiny pieces of you singing
aka “skips” … http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_recording_troubleshooting.html#How_can_I_record_without_small_skips_or_duplications.3F