I am using an iMac (mid 2011) running OS 10.9.5 Mavericks. I am running Audacity 22.214.171.124. (Although the 2.3.2 version is supposed to be 64 bit my computer under “Applications - Audacity” is not recognizing it as 64 bit. See attached screen shot) Whether that is related to my problem I don’t know.
I have successfully used Audacity for years to record streams from online radio stations but I began getting some odd behaviors 2 months ago. I looked at the Forums and saw that there was a new version of Audacity, 2.3.2, and so I installed that. At first all seemed fine but soon my recordings, usually after 10 or 15 minutes - although actually it’s quite random - would develop a background ‘clicking’ type sound that ruins the recordings. I had been using Soundflower with the earlier Audacity version but when I switched to 2.3.2 and still had problems I installed “iShowU” and while that made recordings possible it didn’t cure the intrusive static sounds. I’ve tried all different settings but can’t figure out what is causing this. Sometimes the clicking doesn’t occur (last night I made an 80 minute recording that was fine) but sometimes it starts right away or, more commonly, after the recording has been going a short while. I’ve shut down all other programs running, rebooted, tried different stream sources, etc. but I’ve not been able to discover any pattern as to when it’s a problem and when it’s not. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Help.