Need help with vocals delay in headphone

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Flyboi
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Need help with vocals delay in headphone

Post by Flyboi » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:27 pm

Hello everyone!

I'm new here and also new to the world of recording. I recently purchased a new Blue Yeti USB Microphone to record vocals at home for fun. I run into some problems with my voice that I'm hearing on my Headphones. It has a short delay and it is disrupting my singing. I have been doing some research on Google and it apparently has something to do with latency? I'm not sure what is that and I think I've pretty much followed all sorts of settings I have to do on Audacity but me not understanding anything doesn't help at all lol I'm looking for any kind souls to help me sync my vocals with what I'm hearing on my headphones, I would really appreciate it!

I'm using the Audacity 3.0.2 and my microphone is Blue Yeti and my headphones is Sony wh1000xm4
My configuration is, I have the cable from my microphone to the computer and my headphones cable to the computer

I record my singing with a karaoke track that I download from Youtube for my singing lessons

Thank you in advance for your help!

Cheers,
Ben

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Re: Need help with vocals delay in headphone

Post by jademan » Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:33 am

Flyboi wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:27 pm
I run into some problems with my voice that I'm hearing on my Headphones. It has a short delay and it is disrupting my singing. I have been doing some research on Google and it apparently has something to do with latency?
Yes. Because of buffering and other processing, there will always be latency when going through a computer.

The solution is to plug your headphones directly into your Yeti and monitor your voice there. See: Tutorial - Multi-track Overdubbing

This may or may not work for your particular model. (Have you ever worn two sets of headphones at the same time?)

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