FMOD - failed to get number of drivers - HELP

Just installed Unity 5.3.4f1 on my new mac mini and as soon as I open the editor I see 27 error messages similar to the one below.

FMOD failed to get number of drivers ...Error enumerating the available driver list.List may be inconsistent due to a recent device addition or removal Instantiation of FMOD effect type 3 failed UnityEditor.EditorAssemblies:SetLoadedEditorAssemblies(Assembly[])​

I have no clue where that comes from. It does not happen on my PC. Sound does not seem to work, however, outside of unity it works fine. is it a bug?
countless hours of googling resulted in nothing.

I am having the same issue, but mine started when I fiddled with the quality settings.

I solved installing pulseaudio:

sudo apt-get install pulseaudio

On 2020.3 and Big Sur 11.6. Same issue. Fixed mine by deleting Library folder.