"The sound card has not initialized properly."

To resolve, do the following:

 1) Select, Shut down later.

2) Once the Recorder opens, click X to close.

3) Unplug the USB encoder (e.g. MAYA, Presonus, etc.) from the laptop, wait 5 seconds, then plug the mixer back into the same port.

4) After another 5 seconds, open the recorder again.