Question Mic is cutting out in multiple programs but not “listen to self”

Jan 1, 2022
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my microphone (at2040) with scarlett solo and cloudlifter, suddenly started cutting out midway through playing a game with friends.

i was in discord with them and my mic suddenly started “cutting out and popping.” it’s also doing this in the in-game chat in fortnite as well. however when i go to system sounds and enable playback through my microphone, it sounds perfectly loud and clear.

i tried disabling my VPN just incase it was an internet issue, but the issue persisted. also when i do the audio tester in discord it sounds all choppy and messed up, but again when i listen to my microphone through my computers settings, it’s perfectly clear, i checked several components, checked connections, tried without the cloudlifter, swapped out the cables with a spare, messed around with the settings, but i cannot narrow it down to one thing.

i installed a virtual webcam program, and i have been having issues with my GPU drivers lately, but have since resolved the issue and uninstalled the virtual webcam. currently doing a system restore point from a couple days ago to see if it will fix this issue.
 
Jan 1, 2022
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just a little update, i did the system restore, it didn’t fix it.

however i did try a different microphone and the issue persists…

reminder… everything was working fine and then randomly stopped working, all i was doing was playing a game talking to friends in discord when it stopped working right about halfway through, suddenly.
 

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