Okay, I’ve got a problem I can’t figure out.
Playback in Audacity comes out extremely distorted, but only when I’m listening through my interface, and only Audacity output is distorted - all other output works fine. Listening to anything else Garageband, iTunes, YouTube, etc through the interface is working perfectly fine. When not using the interface, playback in Audacity has no distortion at all and sounds fine. It is only the combination of interface and Audacity that’s creating a problem, and I’m stumped. I’ve been using this program and interface together for years without issue.
The comptuer is a 2011 MacBook Pro and I’m running OSX 10.6.8. I’m using Audacity 2.0.6. The interface is an Alesis iO2 Express.
I don’t understand why the problem would only occur with the specific combination of the two. If it was an interface problem, wouldn’t everything sound distorted? But everything else sounds perfect through it except for Audacity output. If it was an app problem, wouldn’t the output from Audacity be distorted coming from the laptop speakers or headphones plugged directly into the laptop as well?
I can literally listen to a wav file and it sounds perfect through iTunes or Finder, then load the same wav into Audacity and it sounds awful (but again, only through the interface - if I play the same wav through Audacity via the computer’s speakers or direct out, it sounds fine).
Any ideas? Thanks.