Hi. I was invited by a member to join in order to present this issue to a wider audience of professionals. I’ve presented the same issue (with video of the problem that would have been very helpful in this case) on Reddit AdobeAudition community. They had presented nearly a dozen different theories on what is causing it and what I should look for. So far nothing has helped.
The issue is that, randomly, almost every time attach my laptop to record, the audio begins to stutter with a helicopter ripple effect that someone has said was sample drops. I have heard many different posits on the potential cause and I have troubleshooted this and no solution has worked other than (it’s ridiculous) to completely uninstall and reinstall every use.
I’m using (check screenshot) a macbook pro. Specs in screenshot. Connected to a focusrite solo scarlett interface and then to a shure sm7b although we can probably count out the hardware on this. Because macbook pros only have a c type usb inout, I use an adaptor to connect the usb like we all do when dealing with apple machines.
Here is a link to the video on reddit that may help. I’ve recorded with mic, native mic and it happens and doesn’t happen randomly. It’s a coin flip. Yet I don’t touch any settings at all. I’ve listened to end product of the distorted vocals on VLC and it sounds exactly the same, distorted.
I really can’t afford to lose time with recording and the random coin flip “will I get to record today without losing all favourites and keyboard shortcuts for a reinstall” is a nightmare.
Let me know if anyone can spot the issue but feel free to read the reddit thread because I explain a lot more in response to problem checking so you can see if I’ve missed anything.