So i’m completely new to audacity and already have been having crashing/freezing problems on Ubuntu 18.04.4. So when i first downloaded it the soundwaves looked fine but i don’t know if i accidently did something to change them and now it’s horrible to look at cuz it all just look like a mess. Ive tried zoom in but it doesn’t seem to help. It all just seems to blurr together likr s huge mess hah.

What do you expect that audio to look like?

Not just like a straight line cuz i know im not playing like that should happen i think. So more like this -

My guess is that (in your first post), the first track is a click track, and the other two tracks are distorted due to signal overload somewhere in your setup.