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Unable to move from 44.1khz to 48khz in Studio One 3

+2 votes
asked Jan 15, 2016 in Studio One 3 by LarsUlrich82 (410 points)
I am running Mavericks OSX 10.9.5, Studio One 3 Professional with an Apogee Duet 2 interface.

HUGE issue where I cannot switch from 44.1 to 48khz. I have switched it in Apogee Maestro (the Interface's control panel) but as soon as I open up Studio One it kicks it back down to 44.1. I cannot get it to simply switch to 48 and let it be - please any help greatly appreciated.

As a very loyal Studio One user (have been on S1 since version 1) this is incredibly frustrating.


7 Answers

+3 votes
answered Dec 10, 2017 by rogerhand (1,590 points)
edited Jun 28, 2019 by rogerhand
Best answer

Yeah, this is just broken in Studio One. Sometimes Studio One simply gets stuck and refuses to do 48kHz sampling.

Tonight I spent over an hour fiddling with settings in Windows Control panel Sounds, etc., then rebooting, but nothing could budge Studio One from insisting the sample rate had to be 44100.

Finally I read on a Sweetwater forum (I think) where somebody suggested this fix, and it worked for me. Finally I could RECORD SOME MUSIC instead of fiddling with settings:

Edit the file:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\PreSonus\Studio One 3\x64\AudioEngine.settings
and change the sample rate from 44100 to 48000.

Worked great for me in Windows ... dunno if there's a Mac equivalent to that file ...

Good luck!


UPDATE June 2019

Since writing the above I've given up using Windows Audio in StudioOne; ASIO4ALL as the "Audio Device" works much more reliably. It's free from

–3 votes
answered Jan 16, 2016 by FinalSaga (5,620 points)
On OSX you should be able to change the sample rate within Studio One - On Windows systems you would have to change it from the Universal Control,

You should be able to find it on the right on the 'popup' when creating a new song

From within one already opened, you should find it in the menu: Song > Song Setup... > General


+2 votes
answered Jan 16, 2016 by LarsUlrich82 (410 points)


I have set the song setup window to be at 48khz, but I still get the following pop up message (screenshot below). 

Also when I look back in my Apogee Maestro settings, it's magically switched itself back to 44.1khz.

Though the song page remains on 48khz, this still is an error as the Apogee is showing 44.1 and for all intents and purposes it looks like Studio One 3 is dealing with the session in 44.1khz.

+1 vote
answered Jun 7, 2017 by haynessmith (160 points)
I ran into the same problem. Being stuck at 44.1khz when I wanted 96.0khz. so I thought about my crapintosh dayz and what used to help me with problems similar to these but in FL studio. In nutshell download  it worked for me.
–1 vote
answered Feb 8 by mauriciobuitrago (120 points)
hi, it's very simple, vs Studio one / Preferences / song settings / general / sample rate
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answered Feb 13 by marticus_daedalus (150 points)
I ran into this issue with a song that i started in 44k and wanted to change it 48k.
Looks like S1 is unable to change the the sample rate on an existing song, but I did find a fairly simple workaround:

I started a new song at 48k, then used the the Menu->Song->Import Song Data to import everything from the original into the 48k one.

When I load the new song, it swaps my audio device over to 48k.
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answered Sep 10 by danielweirich (140 points)

   I had the same issue with my Studio 24c. Win 10 Pro. StudioOne 5.

After messing with things for several hours, I finally figured out what makes my system lock in a sample rate (48K in my case) in Universal Controller, and not have it revert back to 44.1K, once StudioOne5 is opened. I've read many people with all brands of interfaces encountering the same. Maybe this will help.

1) Check the box "Release Audio Device in the Background".  Here's how . . . go to SONG/Song Setup/General/Options

2) Uncheck Exclusive Here's how . . . go to SONG/Song Setup/General/Options/Control Panel.

   I have the Studio 24c driver as the Windows Audio Driver (no AISO4ALL).

   Hope this helps!