Apply chains not working properly

Whenever I “Apply Chain” it makes the audio muffled or distorted, but when I do each step manually it sounds fine. I am using Audacity 2.2.2 on Windows 8.1
Thank you.

What’s the chain and what is its job? Post it.

I’m pretty sure the forum will allow that. Post back if it doesn’t.


It is for any and all chains. Specifically one of the chains is compressor>equalization x2>SPITFISH de-esser>Limiter>reverb. Its purpose is to make voices more clear. This same chain was working fine a few weeks ago.