At 10:15 AM 6/25/2004 -0400, Colin Schlachta wrote:
>I haven't worked with Sound Forge in a while, but I can remember that when
>mono files were made from stereo ones, Sound Forge would sum the two
>channels into one. This resulted in a 3 db gain in the new mono file. Is
>this still the case the current version of Sound Forge?
>I'm just mentioning this because sometimes people don't realise that this
>can be happenning to their new mono file versions of two channel ones. You
>can do a test by taking a 1 kHz tone and see if it goes up in volume when
>you play back the mono copy.
Ripping monaural by summing was a fault in versions of Easy CD Creator 4
and 5 and in Exact Audio Copy until recent versions. For those not familiar
with EAC, I strongly recommend investigating it at
Given an imperfect CD, it is the most powerful tool I know for obtaining as
clean a transfer as possible. Do not be put off by the 'beta' and 'prebeta'
labels; I believe that Andre's standards are too high for him ever to
release a 'final' version.
(The price is right, too. <G>)
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