I have been using Audacity for many years, but… since I moved from an old MacBook Pro to a new one (2019 - 2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9) running under Catalina 10.15.7, Audacity 3.0.0 or 2.x.x do not record or playback any sound.
I have tried everything I read in the Forum but nothing works.
Audacity does not show either in Preferences → Security & Privacy → Microphone.
Please, see the screen Shots attached.
Thanks for your help. Ricardo
ricardo57, Windows guy here. I see you have been struggling with this issue for several months now. Quick question: do you get the error when you try to play a chirp or tone? Or is the issue always related to recording?
Hello jademan. Thanks for your post!!
Yes, I was having the same problem when generating a chirp sound.
I tried the different suggestions using Terminal but didn’t work.
Now, I followed your suggestion and deleted the 142 plug-ins in the Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components folder and … Audacity works!!
Great, many thanks…!!
Now the issue is that I was using a lot my plug-ins. I brought back some (about 6-7) to the Components folder and Audacity work and the plug-ins, too, but if I bring back all of those plug-ins, then nothing works. Is there a limit in the number of plug-ins Audacity recognizes now or is it a different problem? I had them all working in my previous version of Audacity 2.4.x using an older MacBook Pro running Mojave.
Thank you again!
Ideas about how to have the plug-ins working, are very welcomed
There isn’t a limit to the number. There’s probably a rogue plug-in in there that’s causing the problem.
Try putting them in say 10 at a time. If Audacity stops working then take those ten out and replace them one at a time.