Mac Big Sur 11.2.3. Audacity version 3.1.3
This is my first time using audacity. I went to press record and the message came up:
“Error opening recording device.
Error code -9986 Internal PortAudio error”
Please help me in letting me know what this means and what I have to do. I’m working off of a deadline by March 20th.
Thank you so much,
I have hit the same error code, -9986 Internal portaudio error. I am also on Mac Big Sur 11.6.5. I checked under microphone-Privacy and I already have Audacity checked. I am trying to record from an old reel to reel tape through a Behringer UCA202. I have sent the error in several times. The Behringer shows up as USB audio codec. I last ran this setup about a month ago and it worked. I checked the audio MIDI setup and the Audacity Preferences, but don’t seen anything I recognize as off. I may have updated Big Sur since the last time I ran it. Any ideas?
thanks, jeff hecht
Yes, I’m also on Audacity on 3.1.3 . It had worked for me before the last time I tried using it on April 6 or 7.
Checking my Apps folder, I do not see much installed after April 6 except a new Firefox, new version of iMovie, Kenote ando other Mac apps, and an Install Monterey app that seems to have installed itself on April 27. I am still on big sur.
I am running this on a 2017 MacBook Air with 37 gig free out of a total of 121 gig on the machine.
One final thought - the last time it worked I was using the Behringer to record from a different reel to reel recorder, but I’ve never before seen a differece in trying to digitize from the two reel to reels.
I keep getting the 9986 error message. The rescan my audio is a great temporary fix, but the error keeps coming back. Particularly when I monitor the audio first, stop that, then switch to record. I get the error message almost every time I switch. I am on MAC Monterey 12.6.3 and Audacity 3.2.4. I recently bought a new recording device, but it is the exact same brand as before. This time it is read as a USB Audio Device whereas before it was read as a Plug and Play. Anyway, the rescan really helps but I wish I didn’t have to do it so frequently.
I’m using Audacity on my Mac with Big Sur 11.2.3, and I’ve recently upgraded to Audacity version 3.1.3. This is my first time using Audacity, and when I hit the record button, I got hit with an error message saying, “Error opening recording device. Error code -9986 Internal PortAudio error.” I’m on a tight deadline with a project due by March 20th, so any help would be greatly appreciated.