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Hi.  I'm recording using Garage Band.  I've already drag and dropped the backing track but when I record the vocal via the Pre USB I get a double recording with a slight delay.  Sounds like I'm singing in a tunnel.  Your help would be gratefully received

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I guess your output is leaking and you are recording it again to the track.
Try recording with lower output volume. :)

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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