I looked through 3 past years of "Audacity" questions here and this hasn't come up.
I have a wav file encoded at a Rate of 22050 bps and a Sample Format of 32 bit float.
I do the following: 1) Change the "Set Rate" setting to 44100 Hz. This makes the pitch go up an octave. 2) Go to Effect/Change Speed, and apply a multiplier of 0.5 This brings the pitch back to the original pitch. 3) Change the "Set Sample Format" to 16-bit PCM. 4) Export to a new file name, using WAV, 16 bit PCM as the format.
Close Audacity. Go to the newly made file and open it. The settings of this new file show a reversion to the original file: and are listed as Rate of 22050 bps and a Sample Format of 32 bit float.
Why doesn't the new file reflect the settings changes I made?
I've also tried Track/Resample and set the resampling to 44100, then exported the cue to 16-bit PCM wav. Even then, opening the new file (with its own name different from the original) shows a reversion to the 22050 rate.
Any idea what might be going on or what I'm doing wrong? I'm using Audacity 2.1.1 on Windows 10 PC.