Converting to 8000khz

I need to convert a track to 8000khz, so I can save it as a CCIT U-Law 8khz, 8bit mono. I know the steps to follow - change the rate to 8000hz, save as “other compressed files”, etc, but When I change the project rate the track is slowed right down as if it’s a giant talking in slow motion! What am I doing wrong?
Thank you in advance. :sunglasses:

My guess is that you have changed the track sample rate rather than the project rate.
The project rate is in the lower left corner of the main interface (see:

Oh my goodness - that’s exactly what I did. You’re an absolute love. Thank you! :smiley: