I “do” a podcast and for this I use Adobe Audition. Audacity is great and I used that for a while, but then I started to use Audition because lots of other people do and the Creative Cloud Suite was fairly reasonable, I also had/have aspirations for learning more of the suite.
Anyway, it recently updated to Adobe Audition 2018 and since then I was getting a weird feedback issue where I could hear myself.
This is normally the monitor settings, however these were not on, or so I thought!
I eventually found how to stop it from happening, and it wasn’t in the Windows “Listen to this device” setting as you’d sometimes get, this was ONLY happening in Audition.
I spent some time looking for what could be the issue, turns out it’s something called “smart monitoring” which is enabled now by default. Uncheck that, and we’re back in business.
Once I unchecked this, the feedback went away. I DO monitor myself, but I do this straight from the mic itself, which I know could be dangerous in that I’m not monitoring what’s coming out of the DAW, but the delay is too much for me.