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by DougDbug
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: System exception when ripping CD to FLAC
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: System exception when ripping CD to FLAC

That's weird, but since CDs are 16-bits there's no point in making 24-bit FLACs. (FLAC is "smart" so the 24-bit file shouldn't be any larger.) ...I normally use EAC or CUERipper because they support AccurateRip. AccurateRip compares your data to an online database and you get a match (or h...
by DougDbug
Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Goldwave cannot open any file
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Goldwave cannot open any file

Weird... Although GoldWave doesn't support as many formats as some other audio applications it's been around for a long-long-time and it's a very mature and stable program. You have an unusual problem. This is mostly a user-to-user forum and we don't see official replies from GoldWave everyday here....
by DougDbug
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Goldwave cannot open any file
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Goldwave cannot open any file

Are you saying you can't open a WAV or an MP3?
Supports iTunes, m4a, wav, wma, mp3, ogg, aiff, au, vox, FLAC, and even raw binary data.
by DougDbug
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: record starts with no sound
Replies: 6
Views: 4044

Re: record starts with no sound

There is an option for sound activated ("Level activated") recording, but it's often more trouble than it's worth -

Options -> Control Properties -> Record -> Level activated
by DougDbug
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: record starts with no sound
Replies: 6
Views: 4044

Re: record starts with no sound

this is happening before any sound is heard.
Does it work if you start the playback first? WASAPI loopback doesn't work if there is no audio stream... It can be a silent stream but there has to be "data flowing".
by DougDbug
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: record starts with no sound
Replies: 6
Views: 4044

Re: record starts with no sound

What are you trying to record from? (The microphone built-into your laptop? A USB turntable? Streaming audio? Etc.?)

(Go to Options -> Control Properties -> Device to select your recording device.)
by DougDbug
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Adding fade in and out to a batch of MP3s?
Replies: 3
Views: 3086

Re: Adding fade in and out to a batch of MP3s?

In general, you need to select the audio that you want to "process". When you 1st open a file the whole thing is selected and that's fine if you want to boost the bass on the whole file, etc., but if you apply a fade-in the whole thing will slowly fade-in from the beginning to the end. Zoo...
by DougDbug
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: how to open a aac file in goldwave ?
Replies: 7
Views: 7292

Re: how to open a aac file in goldwave ?

Did you try converting to WAW with Kabuu Audio Converter? VLC can also convert. Choose Media -> Convert/Save. At the bottom of that window there is another Convert/Save box and after clicking that another Window will pop-up allowing you to choose the format. There aren't a lot of audio options but ...
by DougDbug
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: how to open a aac file in goldwave ?
Replies: 7
Views: 7292

Re: how to open a aac file in goldwave ?

I can open that file* and I didn't have to rename it, so it probably depends on what CODECs you have installed on your computer. I'm on Windows 10 and using GoldWave 6.57 and I've got several audio/video tools so I'm not sure which one made it work. I was also able to convert it to WAV with Kabuu Au...
by DougDbug
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: how to open a aac file in goldwave ?
Replies: 7
Views: 7292

Re: how to open a aac file in goldwave ?

Try changing the file name extension to M4A which is essentially the same as AAC if not exactly the same. If that doesn't work try converting the file to WAV with Kabuu Audio Converter or other conversion program. Decompressing to WAV (uncompressed PCM) is similar to what GoldWave does when you open...
by DougDbug
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Level volume in tracks
Replies: 4
Views: 7163

Re: Level volume in tracks

I'm trying to batch level the volume of 428 tracks. So, if you want to adjust the level of each track separately look into ReplayGain or WAVgain, or Sound Check With Apple applications. ReplayGain and Sound Check are player features so your player has to support it. The file is pre-scanned and then...
by DougDbug
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: Level volume in tracks
Replies: 4
Views: 7163

Re: Level volume in tracks

Are you trying to even-out the volume of a recording, or are you trying to match the volume of multiple tracks? Auto-Gain or "automatic gain control" (AGC) or "automatic volume control (AVC) tries to even-out the loud parts and quiet parts of a recording and it usually doesn't work ve...
by DougDbug
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: GoldWave on RDSH
Replies: 2
Views: 8149

Re: GoldWave on RDSH

There is a Contact Form where you can contact GoldWave directly.

You should probably let him know if there will be multiple users. I assume there won't be any licensing issues if only one person at a time is using GoldWave but I don't know if/how the software key will work in this setup.
by DougDbug
Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: how to find the high volume level in the graph ?
Replies: 8
Views: 10160

Re: how to find the high volume level in the graph ?

If you set the compressor threshold to -3dB then nothing below -3dB will be touched. But you may have to compromise between the threshold and the multiplier. Or you might try Audacity (free). Audacity's limiter has a hard-limit setting and it has look-ahead so it can limit to -3dB (or -2dB, etc.) wi...
by DougDbug
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: GoldWave General
Topic: how to find the high volume level in the graph ?
Replies: 8
Views: 10160

Re: how to find the high volume level in the graph ?

I think what you really want is compression/limiting. Effect -> Compressor/Expander . There are presets for Reduce Peaks and Reduce Loud Parts. After reducing the peaks you can Maximize again. Dynamic compression (unrelated to file compression like MP3) reduces the dynamic range (AKA "dynamic c...