Load times slow on mint

When I start up audacity (apt and appimage) it is very slow (12 seconds) to start up. I am using Linux Mint 21.1 Cinnamon.
When I start audacity a lot of messages in the logs:
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:601:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
and this also comes up and spends most of the time:

Expression 'ret' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1736
Expression 'AlsaOpen( &alsaApi->baseHostApiRep, params, streamDir, &self->pcm )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1904
Expression 'PaAlsaStreamComponent_Initialize( &self->capture, alsaApi, inParams, StreamDirection_In, NULL != callback )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2171
Expression 'PaAlsaStream_Initialize( stream, alsaHostApi, inputParameters, outputParameters, sampleRate, framesPerBuffer, callback, streamFlags, userData )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2839
14:40:57: Debug: PortAudio stream error creating device list: ALSA:vdownmix: Device unavailable

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