Camtasia 8's altered audio

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I'm having this problem with my Camtasia 8 which I just downloaded a free trial of where when I record, the audio from my microphone becomes all messed up. My voice's pitch becomes extremely deep and barely anything is heard. I've recorded with other programs and the recording is fine so I know this isn't a problem with my microphone. The audio settings are : PCM, 22 KHZ, mono, 16 bit. 
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Camtasia 8 likes these settings and audio formats the best.

I'm not sure why your running Camtasia 8 Trial? Is your computer a 32 bit windows 7 machine that's incapable of running Camtasia 9?Are you aware that Camtasia 2018 is Coming soon?

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The response of "why don't you try a different version" avoids the poster's question.

I have not experienced this issue; more information is needed to determine the problem's cause.  Is the problem there when you play in the timeline?  Is the recording saved as PCM or MP3 or another format?  Are you inserting the audio into something that uses 44kHz audio?  11k?  And so on.  In the past, I have experienced issues when playing a 44k file back at 22k (literally, half pitch) but not in Camtasia and not recently.  Even with all of that said, 22k 8bit mono would result in a fairly low data stream (measured in kbps) so perhaps this would affect playback -- I don't know enough to advise there, but I find the response of "why are you using an older version" a bit unsatisfying.  If my car needs work I don't want the dealer to chide me for not having a newer model.

BTW, I fully understand why Cam8 might be preferable to Cam9; I need to be able to output MP3 (which Cam9 does not permit).  I have had audio problems with some 48kHz audio in Cam8, but have read of many other issues with audio in Cam9.  I've used Camtasia for a number of years, and Cam9 is the first time I did not upgrade.