Re: GoldWave: how to make mono file stereo

Damien Garwood <damien@...>

Hi Fanus,
As I say, it will sound better to your ears. But then try turning it back into mono and listening to the result. My point is, if you try listening to that conversion on a mono device, such as a phone or smartspeaker or whatever...Well. Do the test and see for yourself. If it sounds OK at that point...Well, there's your method.
Also, be aware that ITunes sells a lot of its stuff in a lossy compression format, meaning you lose quality from the original recording. Editing a file and resaving it will lose even more quality.

On 30/08/2020 07:17 pm, Fanus wrote:
Hello Damien
Thanks much. I bought a very old song via iTunes and I want to let it sound a bit better. For my ears my method of inserting silence in one of the channels makes it sound quite a bit better for such an old recording.
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From: [] On Behalf Of Damien Garwood
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] GoldWave: how to make mono file stereo
Hi Fanus,
It depends what you mean by making a mono file stereo.
If you mean changing the format to support stereo editing, then you need
to resave the file as a stereo file (file, save as, then click on the
attributes button and select the format from there). This will allow you
to use stereo-based effects like panning, stereo echoes and reverb and
so on.
If you then want to extend that to attempting to give it a stereo sound,
there are several methods you can do to accomplish this but they are all
what I call "fake stereo" (making use of auditory illusions and
trickery), and so I wouldn't recommend it at all.
On 30/08/2020 05:58 pm, Fanus wrote:
Hello List
I asked this question some time ago but due to a harddrive problem I lost
the answer and I can not remember who answered me, so can someone please
help? I think it was something like opening the file in two GoldWave windows
and then combining the two and then using the stereo item in the effects
menu but I can not remember the exact steps.

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