I wasn’t sure if this was a known issue. I just began encountering a problem recently where my audio would become extremely distorted after about the 40-second mark, immediately encountering a barrage of audio dropouts. If I then attempt to re-record a new track, the distortion begins much sooner - around the 2-3 second mark.
As stated in the subject, I am using a Scarlet2i2 with an Electro-Voice WS-PL2 microphone. I also encounter similar errors when attempting to record using this same setup in Quicktime. I was running an older version of Audacity when I first encountered the error, so I updated to the latest version and it presents the same problem.
For clarity, here is a short video link illustrating the error:
Any help would be greatly appreciated!