My apologies, I noted Audacity 2.0.6 by mistake after that was the version I downloaded after attempted to fix my initial problems by deleting my version of Audacity and reinstalling it. I must have installed 2.0.6 and subsequently replaced version 1.1.13.
I have attempted to download the updated version of Audacity you posted links to, but unfortunately, having tried both links and downloaded the contents, the version of Audacity posted will not open. Instead I receive a message stating that Audacity cannot be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed. As such, only my version of 2.0.6 is still available to me.
Have you reset Audacity preferences yet? If so has that fixed the complete stalls or the crashes when you start to record?
Adjusting the Audio to Buffer setting to 50 appears to have helped reduce the problem of Audacity stalling when I press record, so thank you for that suggestion. Currently, Audacity will stall the first time I press record and then run just fine afterward. However, if I leave the program to sit for a short time or switch between one program and back to Audacity, it will once again stall for the first take.
I will have to run a more extensive test with my recording equipment to see if the problem I had with unexplained static is resolved as well, but for now, basic recording functions are working smoothly. I have not however, found or preformed a complete reset of all Audacity preferences. Is this something I should look into doing, or should I continue to try and make minor adjustments?
Are the glitches in the same place every time they play, so you can be sure the problem is in the recording?
Do the recordings have dropouts when they finally start? Any problems apart from the static?
What sample rate are you recording at? Set Audacity to 441000 Hz or 48000 Hz bottom left. Open /Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup then set the mixer input and output to the same sample rate you chose in Audacity.
As for the sound issues I was experiencing: I was not having sound drop out, but rather would experience static throughout a recording, even though none was picked up through my headphones or could found from any other source. I am recording at 44100hz. As far as I could tell, the static was the only sound problem to occur. I did not continue to record once I started having problems with Audacity shutting down and stalling, so if there were further problems I am unaware of them, but as of right now, do not have any to report.