This is more of an audio recording question but I'm looking for any help I can get. I have a shitty setup, audacity and snowball microphone, but they haven't had this problem anytime since I've used them.
The latency changes with every recording, so it is impossible to correct for. This makes it impossible to record.
EDIT: So exactly what is happening. I'll go to record something and there is latency. So I go through the typical motions of how to correct that based on what little I know. I create a click track, play the click track out loud and record it, then measure the distance between when the click occurs and when it was recorded in milliseconds with the cursor. I then go to edit>preferences>playback and set the latency correct to negative the number I measured.
If the latency is roughly the same every time then this fixes it to a certain degree of precision. Recently, and I've never had this problem with this setup before, the latency has been varying by about .1 seconds every time I do the click track thing. I'll measure .145, plug in -.145, then still notice latency so I do the test again and now it is .245. Then is goes to .128 or something. It makes it impossible to record coherently.