...Guess I know what's causing the problems now, but think I'm gonna be switching to DaVinci as it seems to be having updates more often, as well + it doesn't take my time to jump from software to software to solve some of those technical things (even though that DaVinci is much more of technical software)
Your reported case is a valid issue to examine. I tested it on Resolve Studio 18.1.4, Premiere Pro 23.3.0, FCP 10.6.5, iMovie 10.3.5 and iZotope RX10 Advanced 10.4.0.1926 on Ventura 13.3.1(a) on an M1 Ultra Mac Studio. The only one that showed the audio noise problem was problem was FCP.
However if you think Resolve will somehow solve all problems, you are mistaken. It is a great NLE and I use it every day. The user manual is over 4,000 pages and it's very complex. Like all software, it has bugs and problems. Unlike FCP, data corruption problems are not unknown on Resolve. Below are statements from Resolve users I've seen reported in the official Blackmagic forums. I have personally experienced data corruption when using Resolve's media management feature, but I've never seen anything like that with FCP.
That said, Resolve's rate of progress on features and performance has been impressive the past few years.
"I am used to work on both systems and I have no doubt that FCPX is much more stable. There are certain features on DaVinci that just don't work. That said, I'm using DaVinci right now even with this instabilities because it has by far better color tools, an Audio DAW included and BRAW Support, but FCPX is by far more stable and fast."
"We are seeing an increased frequency in crashes and it appears to be linked to Collaboration but I cannot confirm this is 100% the cause. We use a combination of Mac and PC workstations running DR16.2.8 all on the same internal network. Our media and PostgreSQL database reside on an SNS EVO shared project/media storage server.When we switch off Collaboration, the crash frequency drops significantly (from 6 times per day to 1 every other day) but there are the occasional crashes which we have come to expect from DR."
"I'm sorry to be a party pooper here but I use both Avid and DVR heavily and DVR is by far more system intensive and demanding than Avid. If you find Avid unstable on your unsupported older Mac you will almost certainly run into problems on long form editing with DVR"
I am getting corrupt files when I use Media Management to trim used media. The generated files have no content, they open showing "media offline".'
"Same for me, when I copy & trim media in media managment the result is broken, black video"
"Media management is still a bit of a mess - sometimes it works totally flawless, but most of the time I get an error along the way. Still not able to figure out why that is, or seeing a pattern - seems totally random."
"Even on the big Mac system we have (16 cores, 256GB of RAM, two 4TB SSDs, Radeon Pro Vega II Duo GPU, 16TB SSD source drive), we get some lag with complex timelines over an hour. I solve it by breaking the timelines in half at about 20-30 minutes. Episodic TV usually tops out at 45 minutes, and we can do that if it's not weighted down with a lot of NR and complex OFX plug-ins. If we do run into a lot of OFX, we just cache it and call it a day."
"I spend lots of money to finally be able to use Resolve as intended. But as it turns out the UI sync issues I've reported over the last 3 years are real bugs and are not fixed by throwing any amount of money at."