OK, so this is my problem. Somewhere I must have changed the default project sample rate to 48@24, right? I noticed the audio file import window gives me the option to change sample from the audio file’s 44@16 “to project” 48@24. What I understand from that is the project to which I am importing is 48@24.
I have never, in all the time I’ve had Cubase 7 and 8, checked those two boxes in the import window. Apparently my projects and audio files have always been 44@16. Some of my audio files were created in Cubase 3.
This started the other day (the day I time stretched). The only other thing I did is create a new project template. Not sure what I did to change anything.
I’d rather go back to the way it has always been. But I cannot find where I apparently changed it recently.
Another confusing thing. Sometimes when I import, it says “already in pool.” Where is this “pool”? Even when the audio was deleted from the audio file folder it seems to stay in this “pool.”