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SoundSoap or Goldwave

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I'm continuing my quest for information to find out if the Deluxe edition of EMC 9 is right for me or if I should just get the Standered version.

 

I currently use Goldwave and have since Easy CD Creator 3 came out. (Remember that?) :lol: But the Deluxe version of EMC 9 contains a program called SoundSoap.

Has anyone here used both programs and how do they compare?

If Goldwave is better, then SoundSoap won't be a factor in my decision.

 

Thanks for your input. :)

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Not sure you could compare the two. Isn't Goldwave a full-featured sound editor? SoundSoap is not. It's more for filtering only like removing pops, clicks, hum, etc. Plus the version of SoundSoap included in EMC 9 is a limited version.

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the version of SoundSoap included in EMC 9 is a limited version.

Oh...

Now that is the kind of information I'm looking for.

I use Goldwave to edit out gaps between the beginning and end of a recorded audio file. And also to remove pops and clicks from vinyl recordings. As well as adjusting the volume to match other songs from differant CDs when making a compilation CD-R.

I don't use it to create mixes or anything like that.

So yeah, it sounds like I'll just continue using Goldwave.

 

I experimented with the sound editor for the first time today and it rejected the first file I tried to work on. I've never had a problem with Goldwave before.

 

Good to know. Thanks! :D

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Oh...

Now that is the kind of information I'm looking for.

I use Goldwave to edit out gaps between the beginning and end of a recorded audio file. And also to remove pops and clicks from vinyl recordings. As well as adjusting the volume to match other songs from differant CDs when making a compilation CD-R.

I don't use it to create mixes or anything like that.

So yeah, it sounds like I'll just continue using Goldwave.

 

I experimented with the sound editor for the first time today and it rejected the first file I tried to work on. I've never had a problem with Goldwave before.

 

Good to know. Thanks! :D

Actually, there's never a problem having another tool in the audio toolbox in my mind. SoundSoap does a very nice job with continuous noise like hiss, or hum. Clicks... well, I prefer DART XP Pro for declicking. I also occasionally use DCART 5 for de-noising. I use GoldWave more for manually editing out clicks that DART doesn't catch, or are too big for it, and for fading in/out at the beginning/end of songs. So... they all have their uses. And as with all audio processors, you have to be careful how "heavily" you apply them so they don't actually make things worse.

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I use a combination of Sound Editor and Soundsoap for cleaning up my LP recordings.

 

The expandable time scale in Sound Editor is very useful for cutting out large clicks. I've even successfully repaired recordings in which the needle got stuck in a groove and I had to make it jump out manually; it is easy to get down to 1 to 10 msec segments. Trimming of audio files (including inserting silences) is also easy. Soundsoap that comes with EMC 9 de luxe does not have those features. Sound Editor's declicker (for smaller clicks) seems to me to be more efficient and take out less of the music frequencies than SoundSoap's. It is also separate from the decrackler, whereas in Soundsoap it is a single slider for both. But Soundsoap's mains hum and turntable rumble removers are very good, and its broadband noise reduction feature is (in my opinion) better than Sound Editor's and easier to use.

Sound editor also has a useful maximize sound function to equalize sound levels from different LPs.

For some recordings I've also used Sound Editor's audio effects, such as the four band equalizer (quite flexible to use, with practice, to get more or less any frequency filter shape you want, as you can adjust width (quality), peak frequency and dB of each band separately).

 

I don't know Goldwave, but from what I've read it seems to be more comparable to Sound Editor than to Soundsoap (at least the version that comes with EMC 9 de luxe).

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