How to change sample rate in Ableton

When joining a Session, you’ll need to ensure your own DAW project settings match the Host’s. That means, if your BPM, Meter or Sample Rate are different to the Host’s, you’ll need to change them in order to join the Session.

You probably know how to change these settings in your DAW, and it’s usually very simple. But, if you get a notification that your sample rate doesn’t match up with the Host’s, and you aren’t sure how to change it, we’re here to help.

Here’s how to do it in Ableton:

1. Open Ableton Preferences

2. Select the Audio Tab

3. The 2nd section down is called Sample Rate. Click on the currently selected sample rate, and a drop-down menu will appear.

4. Choose the same sample rate as your Host.

5. Close Preferences.

6. You should now see the ‘change sample rate’ dialog box disappear, and you’re ready to roll!