Scarlett Solo hangs Mac OS X 15.3 Audacity 2.3.2

Was using a SamsonGo on MacBook Air with OS X 15.3 and Audacity 2.3.2 using the Terminal workaround and everything worked as expected. Decided to upgrade to a Shure SM7B with a Cloud lifter and the Scarlett Solo 3rd gen. interface. Everything recognized as it should and recording was fine until a punch and roll edit was executed and the system hangs. After a force quit and a reboot Audacity hangs after a punch and roll edit every time. Has anybody else had a similar experience or any ideas what the problem might be? Thanks for any thoughts.

What’s the job? Recording a Podcast? Audiobook?

the system hangs.

The System hangs, or Audacity hangs?

Does the Sampson still work?

Does a second recording work without the Punch and Roll? Make a recording, stop, and make another recording. You should either get a second track under the first one or a longer first track depending on Audacity version. What do you get?

How long are the recordings?


The job is an audiobook.

The swirling beachball of death was consistent across the screen and only a force quit via keyboard shortcut worked so I assumed it was the system.

The Samson still works.

Stopping recording and recording again results in a longer track.

The recordings were less than a minute before trying a punch and roll.

Punch and roll speeds things up quite a bit so would like figure out the problem.

Scarlett Solo, Mac OS 10.15.5 and Audacity 2.4.2
Before upgrading to 2.4.2 I was fortunate and never had Audacity hang while I was recording.
At 24m10s Audacity hung. I did use punch and roll twice earlier, I had not been using that function much on previous audiobooks.
Force Quit, because 30 minutes of panicky waiting changed nothing.
On open of audacity, it found the project and opened it. with some errors.

Here is the diagnostic log.

Thankfully I only lost 1m 40s of audio from the point of the last punch and roll. I won’t be doing that any more.
I’ll stick to my Dog Training clicker and edit in post.

If there is anythign else I can help with let me know.
HangLog.txt (6.03 KB)