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.