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cant turn off monitoring...

Post by gnosis.antiquarius » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:31 pm

i have windows 10 and audacity 2.1.0. I've been recording for months without using monitoring which is fine because im recording acoustic instruments. tried doing some direct stuff, turned on monitoring, got lag, gave up, moved on. back to acoustic stuff, i have lag because i cant turn the monitoring off. i dont want it on! when i turn off overdub cant hear first track, when i turn off playthrough it just moves very slow and makes a strange noise. why cant i just turn it off? it turns on automatically when i press record, and if i try to turn it off at the meter after pressing record, i no longer have the option... please help. i'm not worried about getting rid of lag, i just want to be able to turn the monitoring of the live track off when overdubbing.

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Re: cant turn off monitoring...

Post by DVDdoug » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:23 am

If you can "monitor" before starting Audacity turn off Listen To This Device.

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Re: cant turn off monitoring...

Post by kozikowski » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:17 am

You can also get into trouble with sound pathways that have nothing to do with Audacity. Do you use Skype? Skype generates its own pathways and settings and doesn't always tell you about it. Do you like to record internet music or other shows? To do that requires folding Recording (into Audacity) and Playback (from YouTube) into each other, and that can cause routing problems, particularly if you forgot you did that.

One way to think about that last one is be able to point to and touch actual sound devices for recording and playback. Recording YouTube requires "fake" devices such as Stereo Mix and What-U-Hear. Those are both software creations and not hardware things.

I can point to and touch my computer Line-In, but not a "SoundFlower." Soundflower is a software service that looks like a thing that helps to push sound where I need it to go. I can't reach over and touch it.


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