How to Restart Microphone Subsystem?

I occasionally record in Audacity, and I’ve encountered an issue lately where the recording from the microphone sounds like its in fast forward.

Any recording done on the system sounds strange, but dosn’t after a reboot. This issue usually occurs at random after some hours that the system has been on.

Is there some service that I can restart instead of having to reboot the entire system?

I’m on KDE Manjaro:

System:    Host: MidnightStarSign Kernel: 5.9.8-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME X570-PRO v: Rev X.0x 
           serial: <superuser/root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1407 date: 04/02/2020 
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 94837 
           Speed: 3950 MHz min/max: 2200/3950 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3950 2: 3950 
           3: 3950 4: 3950 5: 3950 6: 3950 7: 3949 8: 3949 9: 3950 10: 3950 11: 3950 12: 3950 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5600 OEM/5600 XT / 5700/5700 XT] vendor: ASRock 
           driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 0b:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting,radeon 
           resolution: 1: 1920x1080~60Hz 2: 1920x1080~60Hz 3: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (NAVI10 DRM 3.39.0 5.9.8-2-MANJARO LLVM 11.0.0) 
           v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.2 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: AMD Navi 10 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 0b:00.1 
           Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 0d:00.4 
           Device-3: Microdia USB 2.0 Camera type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus ID: 7-2:3 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.8-2-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igb v: kernel port: f000 
           bus ID: 05:00.0 
           IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 24:4b:fe:5b:08:2a 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 4.64 TiB used: 1.89 TiB (40.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital model: WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 size: 931.51 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000LM015-2E8174 size: 1.82 TiB 
           ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST380815AS size: 74.51 GiB 
           ID-4: /dev/sdc vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100 size: 931.51 GiB 
           ID-5: /dev/sdd vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172 size: 931.51 GiB 
           ID-6: /dev/sdj type: USB vendor: Toshiba model: TransMemory size: 14.92 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 767.00 GiB used: 581.58 GiB (75.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 
           ID-2: /home size: 767.00 GiB used: 581.58 GiB (75.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 64.00 GiB used: 115.0 MiB (0.2%) dev: /dev/dm-1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 50.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0 
Info:      Processes: 556 Uptime: 11h 17m Memory: 31.33 GiB used: 19.11 GiB (61.0%) Init: systemd 
           Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1790 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 inxi: 3.1.08
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I suppose its handled through pulse?

systemctl restart --user pulseaudio

Didn’t fix it unfortunatly :smiley:

Both Kdenlive voice over and Audacity still have strange issues. OBS does as well :smiley: