Ah ha sample rates, bit rates, project rates, sample rate types, variants, ah no wait… wrong propaganda.
Okay so I recorded a song at 96 kHz (sample rate) as mono (1058 kbps) and when I import it into Audacity it changes to 44 kHz, I tried resetting preferences, still. So my conclusion is that all audio under 1411 kbps, regardless of the project rate, will import to 44 kHz. Is this true? I’ve got more to this post but I’ll wait to see if this is the rule.
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Yes something is off … I recorded a new track at 96 kHz mono and it shows as 1536kbps bit rate which I assume “bit rate” is the same as kbps, per writing/denoting, e.g., “1536k” “1536kbps” or “1536 bit rate” are all just different ways of writing the same thing (if incorrect please clarify).
Oh, and “kHz” denotes sample rate.
Microsoft has the Properties read out so dumb-ed down (Windows 7) … So I have to use the bit rate info to figure out what the sample rate is.
Conclusions (below show mono and stereo bit rates followed by their correlating sample rate):
So how I got a 1058k WAV recording from 2017 I don’t know. I have it in my “unedited” folder … and when I import it into Audacity it sure looks unedited. Mystery.
Unless I used Audacity to record it somehow back then…? Or when I transferred from old computer to new one it changed? … or sometime along the way some update decided to compress old files that were not being used for a while? I remember that somewhat … how that was a thing microsoft did to you to help reduce disk space (?).
Okay using https://mediaarea.net/MediaInfoOnline it’s a…
“Bit depth: 24 bits” … so … how does … oh “Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz” … so, what did I do? Assume it was the sample rate when it was the bit depth! Bonkers. Sorry for the error … thanks for the fix/figure out, you all are great.