While I was testing out the "Stereo Mix" tool on Windows 10, I had noticed that the output of Spek (after I rendered the audio file in Audacity using "Insane, 320kbps" preset and Joint Stereo) looked very patchy and jagged.
I had opened Spotify, found the song "After The Storm" by Mumford & Sons, then started the playback at about 2:10. After that, I had clicked record in Audacity (with Stereo Mix selected as the source of the audio) and recorded about 19 seconds of it. After that, I had directly exported the file using the settings I mentioned above, then immediately imported it into Spek. This is the output of the file:
I have no clue to why it looks this way, so any help is appreciated. If you need some clarification, feel free to leave a comment.