Mac OS X 10.8.2 Problem loading Audacity

This is the image that appears when I attempt to load Audacity:

It bounces in the dock for a minute, that image appears, then it crashes and gives me the usual error message asking if I would like to try and reload Audacity.

Let me know if you guys have any ideas!

I should add that I tried finding audacity preferences where it said in the wiki link…library/application support/audacity, and the audacity folder was non-existent.

Since you guys have zero support for this and I’ve tried every step on every help page…this is my crash log:

I tried creating an audacity folder in the Application Support folder within the Library folder. Created the audacity.cfg and posted exactly what I saw on the help page. Nothing worked…

Process:         Audacity [11350]
Path:            /Applications/Audacity/Audacity.app/Contents/MacOS/Audacity
Identifier:      net.sourceforge.audacity
Version:         2.0.3.0 (2.0.3.0)
Code Type:       X86 (Native)
Parent Process:  sh [11347]
User ID:         501

Date/Time:       2013-02-28 13:44:19.749 -0500
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)
Report Version:  10

Interval Since Last Report:          547488 sec
Crashes Since Last Report:           7
Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  569 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   8
Anonymous UUID:                      9C5A2897-7F0C-3179-8306-855D852FD8E3

Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000

VM Regions Near 0:
--> __PAGEZERO             0000000000000000-0000000000001000 [    4K] ---/--- SM=NUL  /Applications/Audacity/Audacity.app/Contents/MacOS/Audacity
    __TEXT                 0000000000001000-0000000000aa7000 [ 10.6M] r-x/rwx SM=COW  /Applications/Audacity/Audacity.app/Contents/MacOS/Audacity

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x942699f7 memmove$VARIANT$sse42 + 154
1   Audacity                      	0x003de624 wxBitmap::GetSubBitmap(wxRect const&) const + 644
2   Audacity                      	0x003ed6d9 wxMemoryDC::DoGetAsBitmap(wxRect const*) const + 57
3   Audacity                      	0x004734d7 wxDC::DoBlit(int, int, int, int, wxDC*, int, int, int, bool, int, int) + 311
4   Audacity                      	0x001d664b TrackPanel::OnPaint(wxPaintEvent&) + 475
5   Audacity                      	0x0058fc83 wxEvtHandler::ProcessEventIfMatches(wxEventTableEntryBase const&, wxEvtHandler*, wxEvent&) + 115
6   Audacity                      	0x0058fdff wxEventHashTable::HandleEvent(wxEvent&, wxEvtHandler*) + 111
7   Audacity                      	0x005901cf wxEvtHandler::ProcessEvent(wxEvent&) + 207
8   Audacity                      	0x00447352 wxWindow::MacDoRedraw(void*, long) + 1218
9   Audacity                      	0x00445a2b wxMacWindowControlEventHandler(OpaqueEventHandlerCallRef*, OpaqueEventRef*, void*) + 1211
10  Audacity                      	0x00446143 wxMacWindowEventHandler(OpaqueEventHandlerCallRef*, OpaqueEventRef*, void*) + 339
11  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92dbab6b _InvokeEventHandlerUPP(OpaqueEventHandlerCallRef*, OpaqueEventRef*, void*, long (*)(OpaqueEventHandlerCallRef*, OpaqueEventRef*, void*)) + 36
12  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92c42594 DispatchEventToHandlers(EventTargetRec*, OpaqueEventRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 1343
13  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92c41980 SendEventToEventTargetInternal(OpaqueEventRef*, OpaqueEventTargetRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 430
14  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92c417ca SendEventToEventTargetWithOptions + 94
15  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92c5bd17 HIView::SendDraw(short, OpaqueGrafPtr*, __HIShape const*, CGContext*) + 491
16  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92ce89d5 HIView::RecursiveDrawComposited(__HIShape const*, __HIShape const*, unsigned long, HIView*, CGContext*, unsigned char, float) + 759
17  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92ce8d5c HIView::RecursiveDrawComposited(__HIShape const*, __HIShape const*, unsigned long, HIView*, CGContext*, unsigned char, float) + 1662
18  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92ce8d5c HIView::RecursiveDrawComposited(__HIShape const*, __HIShape const*, unsigned long, HIView*, CGContext*, unsigned char, float) + 1662
19  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92ce8d5c HIView::RecursiveDrawComposited(__HIShape const*, __HIShape const*, unsigned long, HIView*, CGContext*, unsigned char, float) + 1662
20  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92ce7df0 HIView::DrawComposited(short, OpaqueGrafPtr*, __HIShape const*, unsigned long, HIView*, CGContext*) + 802
21  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92ce7a82 HIView::Draw(short, OpaqueGrafPtr*, unsigned long) + 82
22  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92ce7a29 HIView::Render(unsigned long, CGContext*) + 45
23  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92c5a7dd WindowData::PrepareForVisibility() + 137
24  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92c596e8 _ShowHideWindows + 484
25  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x92ef1dba ShowWindow + 85
26  Audacity                      	0x0043ed6f wxTopLevelWindowMac::Show(bool) + 207
27  Audacity                      	0x001a21fe CreateNewAudacityProject() + 254
28  Audacity                      	0x000446cc AudacityApp::OnInit() + 5084
29  Audacity                      	0x000461d1 wxAppConsole::CallOnInit() + 17
30  Audacity                      	0x0053eec0 wxEntry(int&, wchar_t**) + 112
31  Audacity                      	0x0003e6a8 main + 24
32  Audacity                      	0x0003e44e _start + 216
33  Audacity                      	0x0003e375 start + 41

Thread 1:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.libdispatch-manager
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e39ae kevent + 10
1   libdispatch.dylib             	0x94859c71 _dispatch_mgr_invoke + 993
2   libdispatch.dylib             	0x948597a9 _dispatch_mgr_thread + 53

Thread 2:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e08e6 mach_wait_until + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9430fc1c nanosleep + 375
2   Audacity                      	0x0004f754 AudioThread::Entry() + 100
3   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
4   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 3:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e08e6 mach_wait_until + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9430fc1c nanosleep + 375
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9430fa46 usleep + 60
3   com.WavesAudio.WaveShell-AU.8.0.0	0x0b22ba3e wvThread::sleep_milliseconds(unsigned int) + 21
4   com.WavesAudio.WaveShell-AU.8.0.0	0x0b22bb94 wvThread::WCIdleCommandDispatcher::threadMain(void*) + 32
5   com.WavesAudio.WaveShell-AU.8.0.0	0x0b22b4d0 wvThread::ThreadWrapper(void*) + 29
6   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
7   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 4:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e30ee __workq_kernreturn + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9428104c _pthread_workq_return + 45
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94280e19 _pthread_wqthread + 448
3   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cca start_wqthread + 30

Thread 5:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e30ee __workq_kernreturn + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9428104c _pthread_workq_return + 45
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94280e19 _pthread_wqthread + 448
3   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cca start_wqthread + 30

Thread 6:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e30ee __workq_kernreturn + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9428104c _pthread_workq_return + 45
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94280e19 _pthread_wqthread + 448
3   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cca start_wqthread + 30

Thread 7:: Audio Background Worker
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e080e semaphore_wait_trap + 10
1   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63293 NI::GP::HEvent::wait() + 19
2   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x86480668 NI::RIG::AUDIO::AudioBackgroundThread::run() + 40
3   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
4   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
5   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
6   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 8:: Media Lib Worker
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e080e semaphore_wait_trap + 10
1   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63293 NI::GP::HEvent::wait() + 19
2   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x8642c5a8 NI::MEDIA::Asyncer<NI::PM::UndoBuffer>::run() + 72
3   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
4   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
5   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
6   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 9:: NIHWRigKontrol20014Notification
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e07d2 mach_msg_trap + 10
1   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972dfcb0 mach_msg + 68
2   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x94359599 __CFRunLoopServiceMachPort + 185
3   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9435ef7f __CFRunLoopRun + 1247
4   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9435e63a CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 378
5   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9436e061 CFRunLoopRun + 129
6   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
7   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
8   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
9   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 10:: RigKontrolUpdateThread
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e2c72 __semwait_signal + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94308a61 nanosleep$UNIX2003 + 189
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9430892a usleep$UNIX2003 + 60
3   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63625 NI::GP::HThread::sleepCurrentThread(int) + 21
4   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861b4f03 NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrol2Interface::onTimer() + 147
5   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861b4e5b NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrolUpdateThread::run() + 27
6   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
7   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
8   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
9   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 11:: NIHWRigKontrol30014Notification
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e07d2 mach_msg_trap + 10
1   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972dfcb0 mach_msg + 68
2   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x94359599 __CFRunLoopServiceMachPort + 185
3   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9435ef7f __CFRunLoopRun + 1247
4   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9435e63a CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 378
5   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9436e061 CFRunLoopRun + 129
6   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
7   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
8   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
9   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 12:: RigKontrol3UpdateThread
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e2c72 __semwait_signal + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94308a61 nanosleep$UNIX2003 + 189
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9430892a usleep$UNIX2003 + 60
3   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63625 NI::GP::HThread::sleepCurrentThread(int) + 21
4   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861ceb37 NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrol3Interface::onTimer() + 119
5   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861ceaab NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrol3UpdateThread::run() + 27
6   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
7   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
8   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
9   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 13:: RigKontrolManagerUpdateThread
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e2c72 __semwait_signal + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94308a61 nanosleep$UNIX2003 + 189
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9430892a usleep$UNIX2003 + 60
3   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63625 NI::GP::HThread::sleepCurrentThread(int) + 21
4   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861d874b NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrolManagerAudio::onTimer() + 235
5   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861daa8b NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrolManagerUpdateThread::run() + 27
6   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
7   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
8   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
9   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 14:: ProgramChange
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e2c72 __semwait_signal + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94308a61 nanosleep$UNIX2003 + 189
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9430892a usleep$UNIX2003 + 60
3   Absynth 5.MusicDevice.component	0xd04c1475 NI::GP::HThread::sleepCurrentThread(int) + 21
4   Absynth 5.MusicDevice.component	0xd005c5bc ProgramChangeThread::run() + 28
5   Absynth 5.MusicDevice.component	0xd04c2d6a NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
6   Absynth 5.MusicDevice.component	0xd04c1391 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
7   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
8   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 15:: Audio Background Worker
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e080e semaphore_wait_trap + 10
1   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63293 NI::GP::HEvent::wait() + 19
2   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x86480668 NI::RIG::AUDIO::AudioBackgroundThread::run() + 40
3   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
4   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
5   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
6   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 16:: Media Lib Worker
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e080e semaphore_wait_trap + 10
1   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63293 NI::GP::HEvent::wait() + 19
2   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x8642c5a8 NI::MEDIA::Asyncer<NI::PM::UndoBuffer>::run() + 72
3   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
4   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
5   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
6   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 17:: NIHWRigKontrol20015Notification
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e07d2 mach_msg_trap + 10
1   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972dfcb0 mach_msg + 68
2   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x94359599 __CFRunLoopServiceMachPort + 185
3   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9435ef7f __CFRunLoopRun + 1247
4   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9435e63a CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 378
5   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9436e061 CFRunLoopRun + 129
6   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
7   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
8   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
9   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 18:: RigKontrolUpdateThread
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e2c72 __semwait_signal + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94308a61 nanosleep$UNIX2003 + 189
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9430892a usleep$UNIX2003 + 60
3   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63625 NI::GP::HThread::sleepCurrentThread(int) + 21
4   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861b4f03 NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrol2Interface::onTimer() + 147
5   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861b4e5b NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrolUpdateThread::run() + 27
6   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
7   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
8   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
9   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 19:: NIHWRigKontrol30015Notification
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e07d2 mach_msg_trap + 10
1   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972dfcb0 mach_msg + 68
2   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x94359599 __CFRunLoopServiceMachPort + 185
3   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9435ef7f __CFRunLoopRun + 1247
4   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9435e63a CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 378
5   com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x9436e061 CFRunLoopRun + 129
6   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
7   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
8   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
9   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 20:: RigKontrol3UpdateThread
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e2c72 __semwait_signal + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94308a61 nanosleep$UNIX2003 + 189
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9430892a usleep$UNIX2003 + 60
3   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63625 NI::GP::HThread::sleepCurrentThread(int) + 21
4   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861ceb37 NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrol3Interface::onTimer() + 119
5   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861ceaab NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrol3UpdateThread::run() + 27
6   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
7   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
8   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
9   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 21:: RigKontrolManagerUpdateThread
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e2c72 __semwait_signal + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94308a61 nanosleep$UNIX2003 + 189
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9430892a usleep$UNIX2003 + 60
3   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63625 NI::GP::HThread::sleepCurrentThread(int) + 21
4   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861d874b NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrolManagerAudio::onTimer() + 235
5   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x861daa8b NI::RIG::COMP::RigKontrolManagerUpdateThread::run() + 27
6   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e649ea NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
7   Guitar Rig 5.MusicDevice.component	0x85e63531 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
8   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
9   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 22:: Compiler
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e080e semaphore_wait_trap + 10
1   Reaktor5.MusicDevice.component	0xf5b2bfe3 NI::GP::HEvent::wait() + 19
2   Reaktor5.MusicDevice.component	0xf5e68a3e NI::SD::CompilerScheduler::runCompilerThread() + 110
3   Reaktor5.MusicDevice.component	0xf5e68d14 NI::SD::CompilerScheduler::CompilerThread::run() + 20
4   Reaktor5.MusicDevice.component	0xf5b2e29a NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
5   Reaktor5.MusicDevice.component	0xf5b2c561 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
6   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
7   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 23:: NI::OSC::Socket
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x972e2be6 __select + 10
1   Reaktor5.MusicDevice.component	0xf5e4ad47 NI::OSC::UDPSocket::run() + 167
2   Reaktor5.MusicDevice.component	0xf5b2e29a NI::GP::Thread::implExecute() + 26
3   Reaktor5.MusicDevice.component	0xf5b2c561 NI::GP::Thread::execute(void*) + 49
4   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x9427e557 _pthread_start + 344
5   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x94268cee thread_start + 34

Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):
  eax: 0x00001dc0  ebx: 0x003de3bf  ecx: 0x00000000  edx: 0xffffe240
  edi: 0x00001dc0  esi: 0xfec01dc0  ebp: 0xbfffe888  esp: 0xbfffe880
   ss: 0x00000023  efl: 0x00010246  eip: 0x942699f7   cs: 0x0000001b
   ds: 0x00000023   es: 0x00000023   fs: 0x00000000   gs: 0x0000000f
  cr2: 0x00000000
Logical CPU: 4

External Modification Summary:
  Calls made by other processes targeting this process:
    task_for_pid: 1
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0
  Calls made by this process:
    task_for_pid: 0
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0
  Calls made by all processes on this machine:
    task_for_pid: 13830
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0

VM Region Summary:
ReadOnly portion of Libraries: Total=318.3M resident=269.6M(85%) swapped_out_or_unallocated=48.8M(15%)
Writable regions: Total=2.9G written=1.6G(57%) resident=1.7G(60%) swapped_out=0K(0%) unallocated=1.2G(40%)
 
REGION TYPE                      VIRTUAL
===========                      =======
ATS (font support)                 33.1M
CG backing stores                   224K
CG image                              8K
CG shared images                   1216K
CoreServices                       2420K
MALLOC                              2.7G
MALLOC guard page                    48K
MALLOC_LARGE (reserved)            80.0M        reserved VM address space (unallocated)
Memory tag=242                       12K
Memory tag=249                      192K
Memory tag=35                      7232K
Stack                              76.2M
VM_ALLOCATE                        16.2M
__DATA                            286.6M
__DATA/__OBJC                        72K
__IMAGE                             528K
__IMPORT                           1444K
__LINKEDIT                         78.2M
__OBJC                             1924K
__OBJC/__DATA                        84K
__PAGEZERO                            4K
__PDSIG                            2380K
__TEXT                            240.2M
__UNICODE                           544K
mapped file                       180.3M
shared memory                       308K
===========                      =======
TOTAL                               3.7G
TOTAL, minus reserved VM space      3.6G

Model: iMac12,2, BootROM IM121.0047.B1E, 4 processors, Intel Core i7, 3.4 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 1.72f5
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6970M, AMD Radeon HD 6970M, PCIe, 1024 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x859B, 0x43543130323436344246313333392E4D3136
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x859B, 0x43543130323436344246313333392E4D3136
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x168C, 0x9A), Atheros 9380: 4.0.70.23-P2P
Bluetooth: Version 4.0.9f33 10885, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
Serial ATA Device: ST31000528AS, 1 TB
Serial ATA Device: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5690H
USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in), apple_vendor_id, 0x850b, 0xfa200000 / 3
USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000 / 2
USB Device: USB OPTICAL MOUSE, 0x093a  (Pixart Imaging, Inc.), 0x2521, 0xfa120000 / 6
USB Device: USB2.0 Hub, 0x05e3  (Genesys Logic, Inc.), 0x0608, 0xfa130000 / 5
USB Device: Keyboard Hub, apple_vendor_id, 0x1005, 0xfa132000 / 8
USB Device: Apple Keyboard, apple_vendor_id, 0x021d, 0xfa132200 / 9
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 4
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8215, 0xfa111000 / 7
USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000 / 2
USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, apple_vendor_id, 0x8403, 0xfd110000 / 4
USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0xfd120000 / 3
FireWire Device: Mbox Pro, Avid, 400mbit_speed

Please be patient. You only posted your question an hour ago. This forum is a community support forum - Audacity is free software created and supported by volunteers. You’ll need to wait for someone that knows about Macs to come along and help as I don’t use Macs. Please don’t keep posting duplicate posts as that will not get you help any quicker and just makes work for the forum moderators.

You have Waves V8 Audio Unit plug-ins in Thread 3. That thread is not crashing, but Audacity does not work with Waves Audio Units as noted in the Release Notes. So I definitely think you should disable Audio Units support (and also to begin with, VST support) in audacity.cfg.

Are you sure you have force quit Audacity and inserted this exact text and only this text:

NewPrefsInitialized=1
[AudioUnits]
Enable=0
[VST]
Enable=0
Rescan=0

in audacity.cfg in ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/ ? This is your user Library, not the system Library.

The user library is hidden on Mountain Lion, so you will need to access it by Go > Go to Folder. Here are the exact steps to follow: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Audio_Units#Slow_launch_or_hang .

If Audacity launches and you want to re-enable VST support in Audacity, you may do this by going Audacity > Preferences, choose “Effects” on the left, then putting a checkmark (tick) in the “VST” box under “Enable Effects” and a checkmark in “Rescan VST effects…”. Then click OK and restart Audacity.

If Audacity still crashes after following the above instructions, please post another crash report.

Note that Audacity does not officially support MBox, so that might be an issue.


Gale

I did everything you said. Sorry about the duplicate post, I didn’t know that each post/thread needed to be verified by moderators first! But yes, I know that the plug-ins are the problem. I created the folder, posted exactly that into a .cfg file inside of library/application support/audacity. When I created the .cfg (after I tried and it didn’t work) I tried clicking the .cfg file just to see what it did and it opened kontakt. When I made the .cfg file it changed the icon to a kontakt file, maybe this is the problem? Thanks for the help guys!

Again, it’s ~/Library/Application Support (your own user Library).

The audacity.cfg file should be opened with a text editor like the built-in TextEdit. Control-click or right-click over audacity.cfg then you can choose TextEdit to open it.


Gale

Why must I have to disable ALL VST plug-ins if I only want Audacity to not scan for WAVES VST plug-ins every time?

In my case, I do not want any Waves plug-ins to appear in Audacity, though I DO want other VST plugins to appear. So I removed the Waveshell VST and VST3 from all Library plug-ins folders and even trashed them from the WAVES folder in Applications and Audacity still tried to scan for them at startup. So I quit Audacity and changed the audacity.cfg file as described and it worked…but when I went into prefs to re-enable VST and Audio Units (because I do have other plugins I WANT to load) it continues to try and load WAVES VST plugins despite there being no Waveshells anywhere.

How can we eliminate Audacity from searching for Waves VST plugins at startup…period…and not have to disable ALL VST plugins?

If Audacity is still searching for Waves plug-ins then you have not removed them completely.
Sorry I don’t use Mac so I can’t help with how to remove the final traces of the Waves plug-ins but hopefully one of the Mac guys can help with that.

Because Audacity lacks any way yet to selectively disable plug-ins.

In your crash report you had WAVES Audio Units as well as VST.

VST plug-ins will not be scanned for unless you check “Rescan…” in the Audacity Effects Preferences. If you no longer want WAVES VST’s in any programs, simply remove WAVES VST’s from these places:

  • /Applications/audacity/Plug-ins
  • /Users//Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST
  • /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST

then in Effects Preferences, enable “Rescan…” and enable “VST” under “Enable Effects”. Restart Audacity. Now Audacity will scan (this time only) for VST’s (except for WAVES).

If you actually wanted WAVES VST’s in other programs you could just remove the WAVES VST’s from the locations above, let Audacity rescan once as above, and then put the WAVES VST’s back so other programs could use them. This would not trouble Audacity until you wanted to rescan for VST’s in Audacity in order to add new VST plug-ins.

Audio Units are scanned for on every load - the only choice is to enable them or not. In case the Audio Units of WAVES are causing the problem, you need to remove them from these places:

  • /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/
  • /Users//Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/

Gale