Audio issues

Good morning,
I’m new to Audacity and have set up a Xenyx X1222 USB mixer board with no complications. Everything sounds great pre recording and then I get crackle and distortion during recording and while listening through the earphones. The recordings are so distorted they can’t be used. I’m on Windows 10 and can’t find any solution in any of the material I’ve been able to find. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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