Microphone time delayed repeat of what I say - how do I make it stop
In some of my programs my microphone instantly says what I am saying, but also delays saying what I said a second time.
I am not sure what it is, none of my other devices are being "listened" to.
Digital Audio Delay, or “Latency” is the amount of time it takes a digital audio signal to be processed. Latency can occur with any digital audio device and (in this case) is related to “Analog-Digital/ Digital-Analog (AD/DA) Conversion”. In other words, the amount of time it takes your computer to process the USB audio signal is what you are hearing/experiencing, and that is called "Latency".
The audio program you are using might be able to compensate for this, within the “buffer” settings in your program’s “preferences”. Generally speaking, a longer buffer time (which creates more latency) means that you’d be giving your computer more time to process the audio and thus reduce the potential for errors. A lower buffer setting (less latency) will mean that your computer will process the audio more quickly, but will thus increase the potential for errors in your recording. It is recommended that you close out all other programs while attempting any audio recording as to allow your computer to process the audio more efficiently and reduce the chance of errors.
Latency can be an issue when connecting any device to a computer. Your software program might feature something like “low-latency monitoring” to reduce latency issues while monitoring.
For this reason, we recommend using the Headphone Output located near the USB connection to achieve zero-latency monitoring. However, there may be some Windows (8) Control Panel Sound configuration that you will need to accomplish in order to monitor directly through the microphone itself.
• Go to your Windows Control Panel, and select “Sound”
• Select the “Recording” tab, and locate the USB Microphone.
• Select the USB Microphone, and click on “Properties”.
• Under the “Listen” tab, Disable the “Listen to this Device” feature, and select OK.
• Then, back in the Sound properties, select the “Playback” tab, and locate the USB Microphone.
• Select the USB Microphone, and click on “Properties”
• When in the Playback USB Microphone Properties, make certain the microphone is not muted.
Overall, it is highly recommended that you consult the Owner’s Manual of the software you are using, or contact the manufacture of your software, to inquire on how to reduce latency for the program you are using.
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