GoldWave is a commercial digital audio editing software product developed by GoldWave Inc, . Español · Français · 한국어 · Italiano · Polski · Português · Suomi · Tiếng Việt · 中文 · Edit links. This page was last edited on 22 December This app module enhances access and usage of Goldwave audio editor. Goldwave and keyboard commands, refer to Goldwave Manual. GoldWave is a digital audio editor that offers an array of functionalities such as See more apps in Tom’s Guide for more Windows Information and Windows.

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Do not upload or include this document on a website. Images and figures are not included with the evaluation version. Licensed users may request download instructions here. Introduction GoldWave is a professional digital audio editor that plays, records, toldwave, processes, and converts audio on your computer.

This section lists some of the features of GoldWave and outlines the notation and organization of the manual. GoldWave includes a complete set of audio processing features.

An intuitive and customizable user interface makes editing easy. An independent Control window provides direct access to audio devices. Real-time visuals display the sound during playback and recording. A multiple document interface MDI allows several files to be opened at one time, simplifying file-to-file editing.

Huge files are edited efficiently using a advanced virtual editing system, with configurable hard disk or RAM based storage. Sounds are displayed graphically as a waveform and the level of detail can be changed by zooming in or out.

The waveform can be reshaped directly with the mouse when zoomed in. The Batch Processing command converts a group of sound files to a different format and type and applies any number of effects. An Expression Evaluator generates everything goldwaev simple tones to complex filters. Expressions for telephone dial tones, waves, and effects are included.

For maximum extensibility, several plug-in interfaces are supported for file formats, visuals, and effects. How to Use This Manual Familiarity with the Windows interface, such as property windows, tool bars, scroll bars, etc. For those who are unfamiliar with digital audio, Appendix A briefly introduces some of the fundamentals of computer audio.

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Appendix D gives a tutorial for recording audio from a turntable, removing noise, and splitting the file into tracks for CD-R burning. Appendix E contains troubleshooting information and answers to common questions. Getting Startedcovers system requirements and installation. Using GoldWave explains the interface and menu structure in detail.

Topics are covered in the order that they appear in GoldWave’s menu. General Informationprovides support, copyright, and warranty information.

Bold or link coloured text and a vertical bar are used to denote menu commands. This notation is used to refer to other sections within this manual as well. In the above example, you can find information by looking for New under the File Menu Commands section. If the first word is Startthen select the command from the main Windows task bar menu structure instead. Options and settings are given in a fixed width font or in mannual.


A information icon emphasizes helpful information and techniques. An exclamation mark emphasizes warnings and eepaol important information. The following sections give instructions for installing and configuring GoldWave on your computer.

The minimum system requirements for GoldWave are: One minute of CD-quality sound requires 20 megabytes of storage. Editing a full CD requires at least 1GB of storage. For espakl audio in movie files and editing mp3 files, you must have a recent version of Windows Media Player installed.

The following section gives instructions for installing GoldWave on your system. Before running GoldWave make sure that you have an appropriate Windows sound driver installed. The driver and installation instructions should be included with your sound card. The current settings for your sound card are listed under the “Sound, video, and game controllers” item of the Device Manager.

If you downloaded the self-installing version of GoldWave, simply run the download. It prompts you to provide a destination folder where GoldWave will be installed.

A desktop shortcut and Windows Start menu items are created automatically, if desired.

New versions of GoldWave will be available from the web site: Drop down lists of installed playback and recording devices are presented. Select appropriate devices from the lists. Use the “PCM 16 bit” quality setting unless your card supports the higher settings. To associate file types with GoldWave, such as wav or mp3 files: Choose the File Types tab. Select the file type or use the New button to create a file type.

Choose the Change button. Choose the Other button. Browse for the GoldWave program usually in C: Choose the Open button. Choose the OK button gokdwave the Open With window.

Choose the OK button on the Folder Options window. See Windows help for more information about file type associations. Using GoldWave The following sections give information about GoldWave’s golwdave interface, features, and menu structure. The first few sections provide general overviews, while subsequent sections provide details on menu commands. GoldWave is composed of three windows: Main Window The Main window contains the main menu, two rows of tool bar buttons, and status bars see Main Window figure below.

It groups together and manages all the Sound windows. Main Window Tool Bar The tool bar buttons provide quick access to many of the frequently used commands. The upper bar holds File, Manaul, View, and Tool commands, while the lower bar contains Effect commands. The function of each button is displayed in the lower status bar when the mouse pointer is positioned directly over it.

Use the Options Tool Bar command to configure the tool bar. Status Bar The status bars show attributes of the Sound window, including the sampling rate, length, selected region, channels, and general file format information. By right-clicking the mouse pointer over any status item that has a menu icon on its right side, the unit or format for that status item can be changed.


If you right-click the mouse pointer over the length item, for example, you are presented with a menu showing length in terms of storage size, time, and samples. If you right-click on the channels item, goldwwve you can select a single channel or both channels of a stereo file. These windows contain a waveform graph of the sound with a time axis near the bottom. For stereo sounds, two separate graphs are shown. The top green graph is the left channel and the bottom red graph is the right channel.

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The selected part of the sound is highlighted with a blue background between two cyan markers. A cue point slot is located just below the graph. Cue points are shown as inverted yellow and blue triangles. Overlapping cue points are shown in slightly different colours. A beveled frame indicates what part of the sound is currently displayed and zoomed. Initially, the entire sound is selected. You can change the selection by using the mouse buttons.

See Editing Overview for details. Control Window The Control window interacts directly with your sound card. It contains buttons to play and record sounds as well as controls for volume, balance, and playback speed. Real-time visuals display audio data whenever a sound is played or recorded. See Control Overview for more details. Mouse Wheel In GoldWave the mouse wheel supports zooming, scrolling and selection, or playback speed adjustments.

Click the middle mouse button or the wheel button to display a menu to configure the behaviour of the mouse wheel. The mouse wheel works only when the Main window is active and only on the currently active Sound window. The location of the mouse pointer is used as the focal point. Position the mouse over the area of interest when using the wheel. See View Menu Commands for information about viewing parts of the waveform in more detail.

Scroll and Select When zoomed in, rotating the wheel up or down scrolls the waveform left or right. Holding the shift key moves the start marker. Holding both the shift and control keys moves the finish marker. Holding ewpaol the control key scrolls vertically, when zoomed in vertically.

See Editing Overview for more information about selecting part of a file. Playback Speed Increases or decreases the playback speed by changing the Speed fader on the Control window.

Control Overview The Control window see Control Window figure is the interface to your audio hardware and drivers.