Convert Multi-Channel to Single Channel

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jangotrick
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Convert Multi-Channel to Single Channel

Post by jangotrick » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:16 pm

Hello everyone,

New to this forum but pretty familiar with Goldwave and have got stuck on something that I am unable to resolve.

I recorded a vocal in two channels (left and right) and now only want the vocals to be saved in a left channel file. I have tried going to EDIT > CHANNEL > SELECT CHANNEL > SAVE AS but still get the multi-channel voice.

I have also tried going to STEREO settings and converting the file to Mono Left and saving it as a new file, but still hear both channels.

I have also tried creating a new Mono File, copying the original file after deselecting one channel and selecting Overwrite, but same problem.

Not sure what is happening but any help will be appreciated.

Jango

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Re: Convert Multi-Channel to Single Channel

Post by DougDbug » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:06 pm

There's more than one way to do it, but this will work -

Edit -> Channel and un-check left.
Hit the Del key (or Edit -> Delete, etc.) to delete the unwanted right channel.

Edit -> Channel, check left and uncheck right
Edit -> Copy (or click the Copy tool, etc.)
Edit -> Channel, check right an uncheck left
Edit -> Paste. (Now you have the wanted originally-left vocals in both channels.)

You can now save-as mono or stereo.

...Or, you can you just leave one side silent before making a mono file but you'll get half-volume and you might want to re-open the file and Maximize volume.

jangotrick
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Re: Convert Multi-Channel to Single Channel

Post by jangotrick » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:31 pm

DougDbug wrote:There's more than one way to do it, but this will work -

Edit -> Channel and un-check left.
Hit the Del key (or Edit -> Delete, etc.) to delete the unwanted right channel.

Edit -> Channel, check left and uncheck right
Edit -> Copy (or click the Copy tool, etc.)
Edit -> Channel, check right an uncheck left
Edit -> Paste. (Now you have the wanted originally-left vocals in both channels.)

You can now save-as mono or stereo.

...Or, you can you just leave one side silent before making a mono file but you'll get half-volume and you might want to re-open the file and Maximize volume.
Thanks very much. The delete process worked.

Many thanks for your quick help and much appreciated. Have a good weekend.

Jango

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