Wednesday, December 28, 2011

converting stereo wav files to mono

A wanted some advice on converting interview audio files recorded in stereo to mono.

In Sound Forge: To mute only one channel, move the cursor to the top quarter (or bottom quarter) of the screen. The cursor will get a small subscript of L or R (for left or right channel). Select the area you want to mute - only the L (or R) side will get selected. Now if you choose Process -> Mute, only that channel will get muted.

After going through this process of muting out unnecessary parts in L and R channels separately, you can bring the whole wav back to mono using Process -> Channel Convertor. You should use the built-in preset
Stereo to Mono use both channels 50% (no faders)
in the Channel convertor drop-down list for this.

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