If you install Audacity into the same folder, older versions of Audacity files will be replaced with the newer versions that are in the installer.
There was nothing “vehement” in my response, especially considering you wrote to an address that isn’t for tech support.
Here is what I wrote to you.
There is no such Audacity version as “2.2.1”.
1.3.12 is an old Beta version with many bugs. I recommend you quit it, trash it, then in Finder, use Go > Go to Folder to access ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/ . Note the tilde denoting your user Library. In that “audacity” folder, delete the “audacity.cfg” settings file.
Then I recommend you obtain the latest 2.1.1 version from > http://audacityteam.org/download/mac> . With audacity.cfg file deleted, 2.1.1 will have clean new preferences meant for that version.
In 2.1.1, use Device Toolbar: > http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/device_toolbar.html >
to select the playback device your computer speakers or headphones are connected to. If you do not see that device, use Transport > Rescan Audio Devices.
If that does not help, restart the computer. If the problem persists, try playing some audio in QuickTIme.
Please note this isn’t a support address, and is only for Audacity bug reports and feature requests. If you have any more questions specific to use of Audacity, please feel free to ask on the Audacity
Forum: > http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewforum.php?f=47> .
Your original message was brief and hard to understand. You said “Now it will only sound on Audacity 1.3.12. and only record to it.” I took that to mean you could record using 1.3.12 but not hear what you had recorded.
Please be aware that you have to launch Audacity after the turntable is connected and recognised by the Mac.
If you connect the turntable after Audacity is running, choose Transport > Rescan Audio Devices from the Audacity menu bar.
Please explain that in more detail. Do you mean “played” when you say “filed”?
2.1.1 may not launch when there is an audacity.cfg settings file created by older Audacity versions. That bug has been fixed for the next 2.1.2 version.
Because of that bug, I asked you to do the following, which will solve that problem:
In Finder, use Go > Go to Folder to access ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/ . Note the
tilde denoting your user Library. In that “audacity” folder, delete the “audacity.cfg” settings file.
The problem on 10.7 and later with the Gatekeeper security routine does not apply to OS X 10.6.8.
To solve the launch problem, please follow my original advice to delete audacity.cfg.
Yes for the audacity.cfg, and yes Audacity 2.1.1 will record from Ion turntables.
For your information, I have an Ion turntable, a Mac Mini and Yosemite and El Capitan.
Snow Leopard is very old now, but as far as we know it should record from a USB turntable, if you connect it before launching Audacity. Is there a reason you are hanging on to Snow Leopard?
Also please tell us about your Mac (Apple menu, choose “About This Mac”).