-I did a cold boot.
-removed equipment as far as cables would permit (laptop &interface 3’)
-recorded in stereo
-unistalled Focusrite Driver USB 2.0 Driver 2.5.1
-Unistalled Audactiy 2.1.3
-ReInstall Audacity 2.1.3
Gale, I don’t know if this has any bearing or not. When I click the recording level before doing anything, I can immediately see the level jump to around -16 dB. It does not show me my floor noise level. This tells me I’m not going to record properly.
You asked: Do you now have the same problem recording from Ableton? : I have been studying Ableton but had not started recording.
Regarding: Are mono Audiobooks the only things you want to record? : The short answer is yes. This was ACX statement to me to use Mono unless the Author requests Stereo. I haven’t had that to happen yet.
Now…the end of the story. The issue was my MIKE! It has been covered with an acoustical cover. I never took the cover off. I changed out cable…and that was it.
Last night, the tech at the store I had purchased the interface, said, “take it out of the cover”. He noticed immediately the Mike had become partially unscrewed. Problem solved!
I hope you get a good chuckle out of this. Some of us out in the field are oblivious to technical things. Hmmmm I’m sure you will agree to that! Thanks for your patience.