#1
Hey fappers. I tried asking this question in the riffs and recording forum but nobody could give me an answer. Perhaps yall can be of some assistance? I have a problem. Whenever I try to layer a voice track over a guitar track on audacity, they start out in sync with one another and then as the tracks progress one track always ends up being off time with the other and I know for a fact that I played and sang everything right on time with one another. Why is it doing this? How do I fix it?

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I was using audacity
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What are you using to record? It could be the result of latency.


audacity but I did mention that in my original post in the riffs and recordings section
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#4
Mr Fapper,

You are out of time, no question about it, the only other thing that could cause it would be using analogue recording equipment, but seeing as you arent i'd suggest just doing it over again until you get it in time
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Mr Fapper,

You are out of time, no question about it, the only other thing that could cause it would be using analogue recording equipment, but seeing as you arent i'd suggest just doing it over again until you get it in time


couldnt be. I even have loads of eye witnesses. Could it be that my computer is about 5 or 6 years old?
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#7
Isn't there an entire thread dedicated to Audacity? Also about fifty thousand dedicate to this exact question?
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#8
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try it to a click track, to be in time. if that doesn't help, it's latency


what is latency?

EDIT: Also I must mention that there is no way that it could be me being off time. I mean we are talking about 5 seconds apart from each other as the song progresses
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#9
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what is latency?

EDIT: Also I must mention that there is no way that it could be me being off time. I mean we are talking about 5 seconds apart from each other as the song progresses


latency is the computer slowing it down. are you using any sort of audio interface?

and it is possible, because playing in a studio is way different than live. try a click track, and then see about it. seems more like latency though, so i'd reccomend a cheap audio interface
#10
He's not out of time, I often encountered the exact same problem when recording with Audacity.
What you have to do is just cut some of the track out, before you start playing. What I usually do is wait a second or two, THEN start recording, and afterwards cut some of the 'silence'out to get it even.
Just zoom in as much as possible to carve away tiny bits of it, and you can time it perfectly.
You could also send it to me and I could time it for you, but seeing this is the internet and I'm not exactly well-known on UG, I doubt you'd want to do that^^' ..
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latency is the computer slowing it down. are you using any sort of audio interface?

and it is possible, because playing in a studio is way different than live. try a click track, and then see about it. seems more like latency though, so i'd reccomend a cheap audio interface


K cool thanks. Not really sure what an audio interface is but I'll ask around haha. Pretty much a noob when it comes to all of this recording biz
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#12
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what is latency?

EDIT: Also I must mention that there is no way that it could be me being off time. I mean we are talking about 5 seconds apart from each other as the song progresses

Look, either you screwed up or a program that has worked for millions of people suddenly decides to not work just for you.

I think you screwed up, now go record it again and use a click track.
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K cool thanks. Not really sure what an audio interface is but I'll ask around haha. Pretty much a noob when it comes to all of this recording biz


something you put between guitar/bass/mic/whatever and computer, so it'd be

audio source > audio interface > computer
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something you put between guitar/bass/mic/whatever and computer, so it'd be

audio source > audio interface > computer


oh cool thanks man
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#15
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oh cool thanks man


sure, but before you spend money on an interface, try a click track. if that doesn't work, get the interface
#16
I've had problems like that with Audacity before because my computer was slow as hell. I'd be recording and eventually it would end up completely out of time with the click track, even though I know that I hadn't been that much out of time. I guess you should just cut chunks out of the track to bring it back in line with the others.