Playback Distortion with Motu interface

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Playback Distortion with Motu interface

Post by Hi Noone » Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:28 pm

I got auto updated to 3.0.2 this past week and now get very distorted sound on playback !! I record and playback through a Motu 4 interface.

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Re: Playback Distortion with Motu interface

Post by billw58 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:23 pm

What is your computer and operating system?
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Re: Playback Distortion with Motu interface

Post by Hi Noone » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:27 pm

MacBook Pro running Big Sur.

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Re: Playback Distortion with Motu interface

Post by billw58 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:42 am

Hi Noone wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:28 pm
I got auto updated to 3.0.2 this past week
Audacity doesn't "auto update". Where did you get the update?

What else has changed on your computer? Updating to 3.0.2 shouldn't change the way Audacity behaves with the MOTU.

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Re: Playback Distortion with Motu interface

Post by Hi Noone » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:22 pm

The Mac does automatically update of my Apps on the MacBook and I got the update on Friday 23.
I did successful track recordings on Thursday — which I have done with Audacity for several years. Nothing changed in my set-up and I tried to record again on Friday and got terrible distortion on the playback.
The only thing that changed was the updated Audacity program.

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Re: Playback Distortion with Motu interface

Post by steve » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:35 pm

Hi Noone wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:22 pm
The Mac does automatically update of my Apps on the MacBook and I got the update on Friday 23.
How does the Mac update Audacity?
macOS does not do that by default, and Audacity does not have auto-update.
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Re: Playback Distortion with Motu interface

Post by Hi Noone » Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:00 pm

Can I get back to 3.0 someway ??

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Re: Playback Distortion with Motu interface

Post by billw58 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:56 pm

Hi Noone wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:00 pm
Can I get back to 3.0 someway ??
https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-old.html

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Re: Playback Distortion with Motu interface

Post by Hi Noone » Mon May 10, 2021 1:43 am

I did not record anything for over a week — planting season in PA !! — but did today for Mothers Day. I used the old 3.0.0 version and got NO distortion and everything worked OK.
There may be something you should look into with 3.0.2 ??

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Re: Playback Distortion with Motu interface

Post by steve » Mon May 10, 2021 11:16 am

Hi Noone wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 1:43 am
There may be something you should look into with 3.0.2 ??
I've tried to reproduce this problem with Audacity 3.0.2 on macOS but I've not been able to reproduce the problem.

Perhaps if you could tell us how your system automatically updated Audacity, that may help us to reproduce the issue.
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