Sometimes PulseAudio likes to freak out for no apparent reason. Whether it’s static in an application (like Discord) or just general static, the below is what I have done to fix it nearly every time.
To fix, open
/etc/pulse/default.pa as superuser in an editor (e.g.
tsched=0to the end:
load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0
- Close your editor
- Reload pulse:
pulseaudio -k && sudo alsa force-reload