Horrid Audio Probs - Camtasia 2.10.1 on Mac 10.11.6

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I'm running Camtasia 2.10.1 on a Macbook running 10.11.6. When recording audio - through an M-Audio USB interface (which I've done successfully before), the audio is garbled, the pitch is too fast, and it sounds "reverby". Also, intermittently, the audio is nothing but static.

On my previous Macbook, I was able to edit an audio profile (text file, not part of Camtasia) that fixed this, but I cannot find it now. 

Any ideas? Please don't tell me to just use another audio program. I'm already doing that. 

Thanks,

Michael
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tony.lima

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I only use Camtasia to record the video.  You can do that by clicking the record button then turning off all the audio recording options.  I'm doing a lot of work with .eps files so I paid the annual subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud.  I use Audition to record the audio, clean it up, and do the editing.  I then send the audio to my iPhone (Airdrop is terrific), launch Powerpoint and Camtasia.  Start recording the video, start the Powerpoint slide show, and play the audio on the iPhone to get the slides approximately matching the audio.  When done, use File/Import Media to import the .wav file. Make sure the video cursor is at the beginning of the video then right-click the imported media file.  Select Add to Timeline at Playhead.

If you decide to go the Adobe Audition route, read this first: http://tonylimaassociates.com/2017/04/avoid-adobe-audition-10-1-0-174/

You do know about Edit/Separate Audio and Video, right? That's how you get separate audio and video tracks.

Hope this helps. I'm using Camtasia 2.10.8 (why haven't you updated?) on my Macbook with OS X 10.11.6.
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I have an M-Audio Fastrack Pro, and it's sadly, not supported via software drivers anymore.

I've had 'reasonable' luck using it driverless: it seems to work to play music through for example.

That said I've had a few issues like you described and those issues are only present when the Fastrack is connected and turned on (And it might also have been related to capturing system audio).

I don't have another USB interface to try unfortunately, but everything works fine when I disconnect the Fastrack Pro.
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tony.lima

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I use a Samson C03U usb mic.  Have you looked around for 3rd party drivers?  Maybe from Apple?