Sample rate question

Hi everyone,

I will just say that I’m a new user of Audacity and please forgive me if the question is basic and covered previously. I do a search and found no answers.

Currently I am trying to edit voice files for a virtual air traffic control bit of software, the designers are aware and have helped with the details I need. However I have fallen at the first hurdle!

I am trying to stitch two words together to form new word, but to be usable in the software I they must be at a 8 bit sample rate, I see that the lowest option I can export with is 16 bit. My question is this, is there a plugin or a way to export at 8 bit that is achieveable with my basic experience and very limited understanding of Audacity.

Thank you for any help and assistance you can offer

Win 10 machine with latest version of Audacity installed.

Please, tell us the Audacity version you are using (all three numbers, see the pink panel at the top of the page). Unless you obtain Audacity from us at you may not necessarily have the latest version.

In short, choose “Other uncompressed files”. If you are using Audacity 2.1.1 or earlier, click the “Options…” button then choose your desire Header and Encoding. Look at your software’s audio requirements for whether it wants PCM audio or U-Law/A-Law (-Law formats are always 8-bit.)

If you are using 2.1.2, there is no Options… button - the Header and Encoding options are underneath where you choose “Other uncompressed files”.

By the way, Bit Depth (such as 8-bit or 16-bit) is not the same as Sample Rate.