TouchDesigner Audio distorted and choppy

I am having trouble including audio into my touchdesigner projects. When I use a simple AudioFileIn with and AudioDeviceOut, the audio is very distorted and choppy. It does this with the default audio in the chop, as well as external audio files. It gets slightly better for like 5 seconds when I increase the buffer length, but then it just resumes distorting. I am wondering whether it has to do with my computer, here are my specs:

Macbook Pro 2019
2.3 Ghz 8-Core Intel Core i9
16 GB 2400 Mhz DDR4
Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

I would love to add audio reactivity to my touchdesigner projects, so please let me know if you have experienced this before and how i could possibly fix this.

Audio in TD can be a little tricky. It would be good to know if you are experiencing this sort of thing in a fresh file with nothing else going on or if you are getting this when putting audio into a system that may be dropping frames. If you are dropping frames than audio can be tough to get working properly and you often need to have very long buffer lengths or run your audio stuff in a separate process.

If this happens in a fresh perfectly smooth running file then I suspect something to do with drivers or system configuration, and on a mac I’m less familiar with how TD deals with that.

Finally, you said you would love to have “audio reactivity” but do you mean you want to generate/play the audio from TD for audio output as well as react to it?