Yeti X is not working anymore


Can somebody help me. Audacity is very nice but last friday I got this error message:

I installed to be sure, an older version, but nothing is working anymore. When I press the record red button, I get this message.

Please assist if somebody knows the problem.


“timestamp”: 1644834910,
“event_id”: “10a73dd9a9de4d6d899ed24152162d73”,
“platform”: “native”,
“release”: “audacity@3.1.0”,
“contexts”: {
“os”: {
“type”: “os”,
“name”: “Macintosh”,
“version”: “10.16.0”
“exception”: {
“values”: [
“type”: “Error”,
“value”: “Error opening recording device.\nError code: -9986 Internal PortAudio error.”,
“mechanism”: {
“type”: “runtime_error”,
“handled”: false

Fault loading the recording hardware
Error code: -9986 Internal PortAudio error

Try updating Audacity to the current 3.1.2 version from:

or the current 3.1.3 version. :wink:

Opps, typo :blush:
Yes I meant 3.1.3 :smiley: