Audacity 3.1 Widows 10 8000hz 16 bit wav

I am trying to record and then save a clip 8000hz 16 bit mono in wav format.
nothing that i seem to do does not save the file in this format. Always it is save in 64 bit.
please help me to do this?

The sample rate of exported files is set by the “Project Rate” (lower left corner of the main Audacity window). Set that to 8000 before you export.
Then select “File menu > Export > Export as WAV” and ensure that “encoding” is set to “Signed 16-bit PCM”.

Thanks Steve, but the resulting file is set to 128 kbps.
any other ideas please?

but the resulting file is set to 128 kbps.

If the file is mono that’s actually correct… 16-bits x 8kHz = 128kbps. (Stereo would be twice that.)

…Or, 8000 samples-per-second x 16 bits-per-sample x 1 channel = 128,000 bits per second.

We usually don’t “talk about” uncompressed files in terms of bitrate (kbps) , but it can be easily calculated.

As DVDdoug wrote, a mono, 16-bit WAV file with a sample rate of 8000 Hz has a bit-rate of 128 kbps.

Thank you for educating me :smiley:

You’re welcome Glyn :smiley: