Scarlett 2i2 Overdub feature not working [SOLVED]

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Scarlett 2i2 Overdub feature not working [SOLVED]

Post by audacitynewb17 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:20 pm

Using:
Windows 10
Scarlett 2i2
Headphones (plugged in Scarlett via 3.5 mm jack)
Condenser Mic
Audacity

Audacity Settings:
[checked] Transport > Transport Optoins > Overdub (on/off)

Audio Host: MME
Line In: Scarlett 2i2
Recording Channels: 1 Mono
Line Out: Scarlett 2i2

Issue:
Whenever I try to record and listen to another track at the same time (while being able to listen to what I'm recording), I get this error...

"Error opening sound device. Try changing the audio host, recording device and the project sample rate."

Can anyone please help me figure out why the overdub feature isn't working?

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Re: Overdub feature not working

Post by steve » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:22 pm

What happens if you select "Recording Channels: 2 (stereo)" ?
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Re: Overdub feature not working

Post by audacitynewb17 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:24 pm

Tried that - I still get the error :(

Also, to specify further...

Using Windows 10 and Audacity 2.2.0

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Re: Overdub feature not working

Post by steve » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:31 pm

Look in the Windows Sound Control Panel and find the sample rate for the Scarlett 2i2. Set it to match the "Project Rate" in Audacity. The Project Rate is shown in the bottom left corner of the main Audacity window.

Does that make any difference?
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Re: Overdub feature not working

Post by audacitynewb17 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:55 pm

Hey Steve,

Unfortunately that didn't work either :(

Here is a screencap https://imgur.com/Jbldh0W of your instructions. After matching it up I still get the error.

PS. Thank you for taking the time to help me out.
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Re: Overdub feature not working

Post by audacitynewb17 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:42 pm

Steve,

I restarted my laptop and properly matched format/ rate with Scarlett and Audacity and overdubbing works now, hooray!

Thanks for your help!

PS. I realize that Project Rate in the bottom left corner of that previous screenshot was wrong and that's probably why it wasn't working.
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Re: Scarlett 2i2 Overdub feature not working [SOLVED]

Post by steve » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:48 pm

Thanks for letting us know. This appears to be a weakness / limitation / bug of the Scarlett 2i2 drivers, but with quite a simple workaround.
I'll mark this topic as 'solved' and hopefully it will help others that have this problem.
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