I happened to be reviewing
soundsc m-files and the default rate at which they send sound to an audio card is 8,192 Hz. The default in Octave is 8,000 Hz.
I assume 1) that Matlab used to be 8,000 Hz and 2) that we might as well transition to this new default.
Are there any objections?
This would be on the development branch and there would have to be a note in the NEWS file because existing invocations in the code will be shifted in pitch by a little over 2%.