Changing sampling rate in Wave Editor?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Amasake, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Amasake macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010
    West Chester PA
    Hello! I'm trying to use my MacMini to create some simple recordings to be used on phone lines. I used Audacity to record my voice & slap a music bed underneath, saved as a .wav no problem.

    Now I need to compress that 44 kHz/16 bit file to 8 kHz/8 bit.

    Doesn't look like Audacity can do that (pleeeease correct me if I'm wrong though!) so after some research I downloaded a 15-day trial of Wave Editor, which supposedly can change sampling & bit rate??? Or so the reviews say.

    I've figured out how to switch to 8-bit ("save as" and then change the settings) but unfortunately couldn't find where I could change sampling rate.

    Can anyone help a girl out here? I'd be much obliged!

    Or maybe I need a different sound editing program, instead of Wave Editor?

    Hoping someone can help me. Thanks very much & have a great Labor Day weekend...

  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    For many years I've used "sox", a command line program to do simple file conversions like that. But Audacity should be able to do what you need. Maybe it's because you are looking for a funtion caled "compress" when what you need to do is really called "resample". The two are different.

    Any reason why you did not use Garage Band for this project?

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