Let’s look at some of the more interesting features from the menu. Your choices of effects include the basic ones and more. [GoldwaveFigure02-EffectsMenu.jpg]
The filter branch in the effects menu includes noise reduction and pop/click removal, features I need often. [GoldwaveFigure03-Filters.jpg]
Other features I rely on are automatic snap, crackle, and pop removers for my camcorder files. GoldWave has an excellent Pop/Click feature. I go with aggressive removal. [GoldwaveFigure04-Pop-ClickFilter.jpg]
An equalizer is perhaps the most common feature found in audio editing apps. Even users coming right from the analog environment are familiar with it. [GoldwaveFigure05-Equalizer.jpg]
GoldWave's Shape Volume control is one of my favorites. It lets you set the volume levels through the full audio track, or the segment you select. It’s a must-have feature for video editing, more so in Vista’s version of Movie Maker than in XP. Vista pegs the volume level of each clip at the max and only lets you lower it, making it hard to deal with the ‘too quiet’ scenes. [GoldwaveFigure06-ShapeVolume.jpg]
The Tool branch in the main menu offers other interesting and useful choices. [GoldwaveFigure07-Tools.jpg]
An Effect Chain Editor lets you create a personal set of effects and apply them to the sound files you want. If you like a chain, you can save it for future use. [GoldwaveFigure08-Chain.jpg]
Math and music skills go hand in hand. The Expression Evaluator lets you explore the interplay between math and sound. In this screenshot it is set to play Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star on a xylophone. Just extrapolate it to other tunes and instruments [GoldwaveFigure09-Expressions.jpg]
Under the file open and close menu is a selection for Ba
What's Not: My first attempt at a batch conversion, essentially ripping the audio tracks from a dozen DV-AVI files of an hour each in duration, didn’t work. It created the new wav files but didn’t fill them with content.
I opened one of the DV-AVI files in GoldWave Digital Audio Editor and saved it to a wav file to confirm it would do the conversion that way, and it did.