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by DougDbug
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: I hit record, clock doesnt start
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: I hit record, clock doesnt start

And I assume your preamp is connected to Line-in (blue) on your soundcard? Go to Options -> Control Properties -> Device and make sure you've selected the correct recording input/device. Also check Options -> Control Properties -> Record and make sure Level Activated is not selected.
by DougDbug
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: How to Increase Volume of MP3 File
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: How to Increase Volume of MP3 File

Longer answer: The digital maximum is 0dBFS (zero decibels full scale). If you try to go over 0dB you can get clipping (distorted squared-off waves). Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs - recording), digital-to-analog converters (DACs - playback), regular WAV files, and audio CDs are all hard-limited...
by DougDbug
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: How to Increase Volume of MP3 File
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: How to Increase Volume of MP3 File

Short answer:
Run the Maximize Volume Effect (Effect -> Volume -> Maximize Volume).

In audio terminology this is called "normalizing", but GoldWave calls it "maximizing" and that's a better English word.
by DougDbug
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: I hit record, clock doesnt start
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: I hit record, clock doesnt start

What are you trying to record from? The mic built into your laptop? Streaming audio? Etc.?
by DougDbug
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Not quite sure how to even ask this question as I'm new to GW
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Not quite sure how to even ask this question as I'm new to GW

Sorry you're not feeling well. I really depends on what your nephew is doing or what he's concerned with. - Most "quality problems" are on the analog & acoustic side. That could be during recording or playback. - Or you can get a "digital glitch" while recording (analog-to-di...
by DougDbug
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Not quite sure how to even ask this question as I'm new to GW
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Not quite sure how to even ask this question as I'm new to GW

I suspect what you may have been asked to do is to decompress and recompress to MP3 100 times to assess quality loss. Nine different codecs 100-pass recompression test But right... That does not involve mixing and there would be no point with WAV or other lossless files. to test loss of quality etc...
by DougDbug
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Not quite sure how to even ask this question as I'm new to GW
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Not quite sure how to even ask this question as I'm new to GW

Mixing is done by summation so if you mix a file with itself you are simply doubling the volume. In decibels that's a gain of +6dB. Digitally, that's done with sample-by-sample addition (i.e 44,100 samples-per-second, etc.) and analog mixers are built around summing amplifiers. Analog mixers have l...
by DougDbug
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: WavPack Support?
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: WavPack Support?

You can save-as WAV/IEEE Float Signed 32-bit, then use another tool to compress to WavPack. There is a higher range (32 bit) and converting to Flac would cut out data. I doesn't cut-out anything audible . The guys who do blind ABX tests have pretty-much proven that "CD quality" is better t...
by DougDbug
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Installing Goldwave on non-internet pc
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Installing Goldwave on non-internet pc

Is your Windows 10 64-bits? Some older versions of GoldWave run on 32-bits but the current one is 64-bits only. (I forgot how to check if Windows is 32 or 64 bits but you can Google it.) If you can't get it installed there is a form here that you can use to contact GoldWave's developer directly and ...
by DougDbug
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Installing Goldwave on non-internet pc
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Installing Goldwave on non-internet pc

No you don't need a connection. Just the installation file (InstallGoldWave654.exe). And then the registration information if/when you buy a license. I just tried it on a "fresh computer" at work. (You'll want to un-check "check for updates" under Help -> About.) Hi, I'm interest...
by DougDbug
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Spectrum Filter - Dynamic Mode - What is it?
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Spectrum Filter - Dynamic Mode - What is it?

I haven't used it but it's explained in the help file. It looks like it "fades" the filter effect in-or-out over-time. I'll tell you what I would REALLY like to be able to do: apply EQ/Spectrum Filter ONLY when the musical passage gets above a certain volume level. A "Dynamic Equalize...
by DougDbug
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Download problem
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Download problem

It's been awhile since I had that problem but you might try a download manager . I sort-of thought that was built-into Windows now, but maybe my "big'" problems went-away when I upgraded from dial-up. ...I have the slowest DSL plan but it doesn't cut-off. And, I have Internet access at wor...
by DougDbug
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: PAID with paypal - No mail with key
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: PAID with paypal - No mail with key

You can contact GoldWave directly using the form on this page.
by DougDbug
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Silence in audio file
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Silence in audio file

If this is an MP3 it's normal to have a little added silence at the beginning and at the end. (It should be less than 1/2 second.)

MP3 is lossy compression so it's imperfect and that's one of the imperfections.

LAME/MP3 FAQ
by DougDbug
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Volume vacillates
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

Re: Volume vacillates

You'll probably have to dig through the Windows settings. Start by right-clicking the Windows speaker/volume icon then Open Sound Settings and look for "advanced" settings for you soundcard/speakers and maybe some kind of "enhancements" that might alter the sound. ...I found some...