Originally Posted by eslfish
I am using a head set...I don't have a sound card...it's on board sound! lol
I see. Running anything directly into your computer's audio port will definitely cause latency, especially if it's standard onboard. It will also degrade the quality a bit. The easiest way to fix this is to use a
to bypass your system's onboard sound entirely. This will reduce digital noise and jump your audio quality up quite a bit, as well as reducing latency. You can also get a USB microphone
, which will give you much better quality than a headset mic. Condensers generally give the best sound for voice.
A more expensive, but definitely more versatile option is to use some flavor of USB or Firewire interface. A decent one with both 1/4" and XLR inputs would let you plug just about anything into it, either directly or with the use of a $2 adapter. If you're just doing web videos or something similar, this is probably overkill.