Audacity 2.0.3

I had been using Audcity 2.0.2 and just today got the 2.0.3. I thought by upgrading it would help my problem but it hasn’t. I use a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7. Just added a new mic AT2020 and a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB preamp. Got it all set up yesterday and was able to do a voice over audition. Great I thought. Today when I tried to record, it sounded almost like a cartoon character and it was playing back too fast. I tried to figure out what the problem is but to no avail. I emailed the help folks at Scarlett but no word on what I can try to do yet. If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it as right now I am unable to do any auditions — very frustrating. It was the same situation with the Audacity 2.0.3 as well. Thanks for any responses ahead :wink: of time. Christine

That’s a terrific job of describing the sound equipment. What’s your computer?

I know this is a tired computer joke, but it would be good to know. Does it work if you restart your computer and try a fresh capture? Remember to have all your equipment connecting and running before you start Audacity.


I use a Toshiba lap top and I will try your suggestion… I am sure it is a small thing that perhaps I’ve missed. Cheers Christine

OK. I did log off and on again etc. and I was able to record this morning without all that strange wobbly sound. Now this afternoon, it has gone back to the wobbly sound… I am so frustrated. This has never happened before and I’ve been using Audacity for months.

So far can’t find this issue on the Audacity help, but will keep trying. Thanks to anyone who has suggestions. Cheers

Please try all the suggestions at “To fix speed drift, pitch and quality problems” here .

Also make sure the Scarlett is connected to a spare USB port of the computer and not to a USB hub.

If the problems persist please upload a few seconds of WAV file that has the wobbly sound so we can hear it. Here is how to upload files .