importing wav files into garageband

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by brettsinger, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2006
    I'm sure there's something obvious that I'm missing here but right now I'm stumped. I want to import some wav files (one from this site: into GarageBand to use as sound effects. When I try to import a wav from that page (and other wav files) I get this error:
    "The audio file 'file.wav' has a 8 bit format and can't be used."
    The files play fine in quicktime.
    I've tried opening them in Audacity and saving as wavs with different specs, and also AIFFs. The best I can do is import the file, but its sped up so much as to be unusable.
    Hope that's a clear explanation. Any ideas?
  2. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2006
    OK, I did figure something out. The wav files are 16 bit mono and 11025Hz. The main file (after export from GarageBand) is Stereo, 44100Hz, 32-bit float. So I guess the question is how (is it possible) to convert an 11025Hz file into 44100Hz without speeding it up. (Apologies if this is a really dopey question.) Thanks.

Share This Page