Bad Audio, cut-off peaks

I have recorded audio recently and it was OK. Today I had bad sound, it sounds like “cotton” in the microfone, and if I look at the track, I can see that peaks in the track have been cut off somehow. I can see that something is wrong with the audio track. It sounds nice in my speakers from the microfone when I record but bad when I play back the audio. I have tried to restart cubase11 element with factory settings, it didnt help. I dont have distortion, the record level is the same as before and the level on my tascam 144 is normal.


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