Hello I am constantly getting an error when I try to record in Adobe Audition CS5.5. It keeps saying the input and output device sample rates don't match. So I cannot record my voice. What do I do?
You'll need to make sure that the sample rate for your input and output channels of your device match.
1. Right-click on the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your desktop and choose Recording Devices
2. Right-click the Microphone (or desired input channel for the device) and choose Properties
3. Click the Advanced tab and verify or change the Default Format option
4. Click OK then click the Playback tab. Right-click on your default or desired output channel and choose Properties
5. Make sure the Default Format option matches what you selected for your recording channel. (You'll notice in this screenshot, my playback device is configured for 48,000Hz while my microphone was configured for 44,100Hz. These need to match.)
6. In Audition, create a new session. For best results, ensure your session sample rate matches the sample rates you selected for your decices. Audition will attempt to convert the sample rate of your recording on-the-fly to match the session sample rate, but it's always recommended to work at a single, consistent sample rate to ensure no change to the audio signal takes place.
I'm glad Durin replied with his graphics--trying to explain that lot in text only is a bit of a pain.
The only thing to add is that you may have to do this again for future sessions--one of the pains of Vista is that it allows other software to grab the sound settings and adjust them--so if, for example, you've just watched a Youtube video with 48kHz audio, but want to record at 44.1, Windows may have left the settings at the last ones used.
I think Durin's reply should be made sticky (with a different title) or made easily available in FAQs.
'Sticky' as a concept doesn't exist on these forums, but I've put it into the FAQs with appropriate credits. If you want to change the title, or anything else about it, then let me know.