Can someone help me? Audacity pauses (for seconds or milliseconds) upon playback when I’m mixing tracks and I can’t seem to fix that. It’s almost rendering it unusable.
Audacity version: 184.108.40.206 I’ve tried 220.127.116.11 but that’s even worse for pauses
OS: Mac: 10.14.7 I have resisted upgrading because some of my apps would no longer work.
I did read the Audacity faqs and help files.
This is playback only. I record on a Tascam deck, import the WAV files, and mix and master in Audacity. This was not happening until recently. When using Audacity, I shut all other apps and even disconnect WiFi and Bluetooth.
The Audacity file is thirteen stereo tracks. I am reading and saving locally to my internal hard disk which has about 185 GB free.
I’ve checked the settings in Audacity. I need sample rate to be 44100 and have downgraded sample format to 24 bit. Sample rate converter is medium with no dither. High-quality conversion is High-quality with shaped dither. I want the best quality possible to export the stereo mix to a WAV (and then to an MP3. I edit the wav a little.).
Playback length is 6 seconds. Seek time 1 and 15. Vari-speed play is checked.
On devices, I have experimented to change buffer length. 0 (suggested for a Mac) makes it worse. 300 (default is 200) seems slightly better. I have not changed latency compensation because I’m not recording live.
Viewing is waveform (which I need) logarithmic, stem plot.
Spectrograms Mel; color default, window type Hann, window size 1024 default, zero padding factor 2, enable spectral selection (maybe not needed?)
Does anyone have any suggestions? This is driving me mad. This mac generally is slow but I can’t replace it.
I love Audacity and have been using it for decades!