Audio Glitches in Audacity 3.0.0

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Timewarp
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Audio Glitches in Audacity 3.0.0

Post by Timewarp » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:07 pm

Having used Audacity on WIndows 10 for a good few years with no issues, I have found that since upgrading to version 3.0.0 recordings now have glitches.

I followed the steps outlined in the FAQ section to help fix an issue like this but I have heard no improvement.

Has anyone else experienced this issue and come up with a solution.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Audio Glitches in Audacity 3.0.0

Post by waxcylinder » Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:36 pm

I get no glitches with 3.0.0 (nor with the latest alpha test builds I have for the upcoming 3.0.1)

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Re: Audio Glitches in Audacity 3.0.0

Post by mafg1953 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:38 pm

Timewarp wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:07 pm

... I have found that since upgrading to version 3.0.0 recordings now have glitches.

I followed the steps outlined in the FAQ section to help fix an issue like this but I have heard no improvement.
...
Hi Timewarp,

Can you be more descriptive of what a "glitch" is and what you did to try an fix it? Maybe you can attach a short copy of "glitched" audio.

Mike

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Re: Audio Glitches in Audacity 3.0.0

Post by Timewarp » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:20 am

Thanks for the replies.

To begin, by glitch I mean an audible brief error in playback very like an error you might hear on a slightly damaged CD but not naturally not repeating as it might on a CD. The glitch appears at random maybe three times in one min of playback.

The interesting thing is if I play the same piece of audio again the "glitchs" appears at different points in the playback and if I save a audio file as mp3 or Wav, there is no glitch. So the issues is a playback only one.

I am guessing the issue is either being caused by another piece of software or is a buffer type issue caused by a wrong setting in Audacity on my pc.

My PC is Windows 10 16GB Ram i5 Processor 64-bit processor.

Before upgrading to Audacity V3 I had tried using Stereo Tools plug in version with Audacity 2.6? The results were disastrous with the sound breaking up completely. I removed Stereo Tools prior to the upgrade but when it glitch issues happened I discovered Stereo Tools was still listed in Effects. I have since done a complete removal of Stereo Tools and restart which leaves me with my current situation.

Perhaps a reset of Audacity to default setting is the solution?

All advice welcome,

Regards,

Timewarp

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Re: Audio Glitches in Audacity 3.0.0

Post by steve » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:24 am

Timewarp wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:20 am
I had tried using Stereo Tools plug
What's that plug-in? Is it a ".ny" plug-in?
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Re: Audio Glitches in Audacity 3.0.0

Post by steve » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:28 am

Timewarp wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:20 am
Perhaps a reset of Audacity to default setting is the solution?
That's possible.
To do a full reset,
1.Exit (close) Audacity
2. Find the hidden folder: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\audacity\ (where "<username>" is your user name)
3. Delete (or move, or rename) that folder.

When you next start Audacity you should see the "Welcome" screen.
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Re: Audio Glitches in Audacity 3.0.0

Post by Timewarp » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:41 am

Stereo Tools is an Audio processor used for streaming and FM broadcasts.

It is available as a standalone application and as a plug in. VST?

https://www.stereotool.com/download/ (commercial product: €35.00 to €349.00)
Last edited by steve on Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:22 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: note: commercial product

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