Input and Output sample rates not match error in Audition

I am trying to record an audio file using Adobe Audition CS6 on my Windows 10 PC. But when I click the record button, the following error displays in a pop-up dialogue:

“The sample rates of the audio input and output devices do not match. Audio cannot be recorded until this is corrected. Use the appropriate operating system or audio device control panel to adjust the sample rates of the input and output devices to use the same settings.”

I am using Speaker (Conexant SmartAudio HD) as the default playback device and Microphone (Conexant SmartAudio HD) as the default recording device on my Windows 10 computer. Changing the sample rate for sound playback device to the same sample rate for recording device worked for me. I think this might be helpful for others. So if you get the same error, you can follow below instructions see if any luck.

Right click on the speaker icon at the right bottom corner of your Windows 10 desktop, you will get a pop-up menu with items like Open Volume Mixer, Playback devices, Recording devices, Sounds, etc. Select “Recording devices“, you will then open the Recording tab in the Sound dialogue.

sound recording device microphone properties in windows 10

Click to select the recording device, then hit Properties button, switch to the Advanced tab, you can then see a drop-down menu with options for sample rate. You can change the sample rate for audio input here. You can do the same to the sample rate for audio output in the Sound dialogue. Once the sample rate for both speaker (output device) and microphone (input device) have been changed to the same value, go back to Audition, you should be able to start recording sound now.

Windows 10 also provides us the audio recording software, the Voice Recorder, which you can use to record audios and music in Windows 10 without any fee. Unlike Adobe Audition, the stock sound recorder in Windows 10 offers very limited audio editing features.

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