Resample not saving on Win10 Audacity2.1.3 Installer Version

I have a .Wav file recorded with a 44.1 KHz sample rate. I need to convert it to 16 KHz to meet Microsoft Skype for Business Wav file requirements for Auto Attendant uploads. I use the track=>Resample function and change it from 44.1KHz to 16 KHz and it works like a champ until I export the audio. The exported audio reverts back to the original 44.1 KHz. Any suggestions here? Is this a bug on Win10?

The sample rate of the track is not relevant to the sample rate of the exported file.
The sample rate of the exported file is determined by the “Project Rate”, which can be found in the lower left corner of the main Audacity window.

If you have a project with 3 tracks, and:

  • The first track has a sample rate of 8000 Hz
  • The second track has a sample rate of 48000 Hz
  • The third track has a sample rate of 11025 Hz
  • and the Project Rate is 44100 Hz

then the exported file will have a sample rate of 44100 Hz (the same as the Project Rate).


  • If you import a file into a new (empty) project, Audacity will automatically change the Project Rate to match the imported file.
  • If you import a file into an existing (non-empty) project, then the imported track will have the same sample rate as the imported file, but the Project Rate will not be changed automatically.

What you need to do is:

  • Leave the track sample rate alone - don’t change it.
  • Change the Project Rate to 16000 Hz
  • Export.

Thanks Steve! Worked just like you described, I appreciate the help!