Do the same recorded files sound distorted when played in iTunes or in the Finder preview? I suspect the recordings are distorted and playback is fine. To fix this, we'll need to determine why the input signal is distorted.
Can you describe what and how you're recording? What audio device are you using, and what is your source? (microphone, line-input, etc..)
I recently downloaded the Beta version and am having the same problem. I played the file in Quicktime and the file is distorted. I'm using a microphone and Behringer mixer with a USB audio interface. There is no distortion using that input for other recording programs on the Mac, such as PhotoBooth or Audacity. I have Windows XP on my Mac as well and use Audition there, and it records with no distortion. I've looked through the Audio Hardware setup on this Mac Beta version and cannot determine the problem. Any help is appreciated!
Well, I didn't think it'd be this simple, but I simply restarted my computer and now the distortion is gone! Reboot after installation fixed it for me!
I'm having this same problem, but restarting my system didn't help. Files imported into the program play just fine, but when I record audio through my Yeti it's distorted no matter how much I tinker with it.
Mac OS X 10.6.6
2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2 GB Ram
Do you have the same problem if you record through your Mac's built-in microphone, assuming this is a laptop? What sort of distortion do you hear? Is it a noise present no matter how quiet the audio is, or does it only appear during louder segments?
I would describe it as a crackling noise. It occurs through any mic,
built-in or external and occurs regardless of the mic level. I even
recorded it extremely quietly and I could still hear it.
I had the same problem on may Macbook with any mic/interface incl. the internal mic. But only in waveform mode. Recording in multitrack mode worked well. After re-installing audition the problem din´t occure again.
By the way: I can´t hear the incoming signal during recording in waveform mode like it is possible in multitrack mode. I missed monitoring in all WIN versions too.
I just installed this morning...and tested only two recordings. But...I had the same problem recording my voice in mono. Bad distortion.
I recorded one in stereo and didn't have the problem.
Will try reinstalling and rebooting later today.