Resume - stop on silence

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Resume - stop on silence

Postby renowden » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:04 pm

Hi - a bit quiet on here recently.

One feature I would find very useful relates to the record facility.

There is a feature that allows the recording to stop when the source goes quiet - very useful. But occasionally I want to record two pieces back to back - e.g. both sides of a record or tape. Then I use "override" to suppress the auto-stop while I am dusting it off etc. It would be good to be able to switch it back on again once the second half is running.
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Postby Glenn » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:08 pm

That's not a bad idea, Rick. An automatic 'pause on silence' feature would certainly be helpful when recording a live stream which is interrupted due to net traffic. In my case it would be helpful too, though I'm embarrassed to say it's because of the many times I've initiated a recording only to find the status is still on pause when I return to flip the record. You see, I have a nasty habit of using the enter key to start/pause the recording but often fail to notice the focus is not on the correct function. More than once I've finished with a nice recording of the needle being brushed clean....and that's it! :lol:

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Postby Derek » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:11 am

Sorry for the delay responding - been rather busy.

Although this is a good idea, I think it might make the interface a bit too complicated and confusing. Also, Glenn's 'pause on silence' feature is not very practical because you can get quite long periods of silence in some music. Nevertheless, I'll give it some thought and see what I can do.

My preferred method of processing two sides of an LP is to record them separately and then use 'Merge Open' to join them together before de-clicking etc.

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Postby Glenn » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:02 pm

Hi Derek, the 'pause on silence' would only be practical if it were triggered by a noise floor much lower than what's used for track breaks, say at most 50db or lower. Both vinyl and tape have musical silences that are louder than that.

Admittedly, it's a feature found on internet stream recorders to avoid the interruptions, but it could be useful for the computer challenged, too! :)

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Postby deeor2 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:00 pm

Must say I'm with Derek on this one. The merge facility is easy and it also avoids overly long files where Murphy's law dictates that the failure will occur in the final few seconds of recording :lol:
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