I just installed Sound Forge Audio Studio. Now whenever I play any audio (music, YouTube, etc.), after about it second, the audio cuts out for a half second. It started happening right after installing the program, so I know it has to do with Sound Forge. I am using Windows 11.
Try enabling "Always proxy compressed formats" in the "Options> Preferences> General" menu. If the 'proxy' setting does not help, try experimenting with the playback buffering setting in "Options> Preferences> Audio" (though this is usually associated with glitching at the very beginning of playback. A different device driver type could be tried if the above two do not resolve the issue. Sound Mapper and Classic Wave driver are usually trouble-free
None of that took care of it. It's messing with my entire system, and so I think it best to uninstall and get a refund. I just hope I don't have to do a system restore to ultimately fix the problem. It may be conflicting in some way with my DAW.
@David-Roberts8669, if the behavior is happening globally, I would suspect the Magix Low Latency 2016 driver which is installed with Sound Forge Audio Studio. The driver is known to produce noise and other annoyances in other applications with audio as well as Sound Forge