To view the Audio Settings, click the Options button in the toolbar, then click the Audio Settings tab.
This is where you tell Golden Records how your audio hardware and recording setup has been configured. You can choose to record from vinyl or cassette.
Recording speed: Select how you are playing your vinyl records. Choose either "33 or 45 RPM" if you are playing 33 or 45 RPMs at standard speeds, "33 RPM Played at 45 RPM" if you are playing a 33 RPM at 45 RPM speed, or "78 RPM Played at 45 RPM" if you are playing a 78 RPM at 45 RPM speed.
CD/DVD burning: Select the drive discs will be burned from.
Connection mode: Choose either "Via Amp or Pre-Amp" or "Direct Phono to Computer", depending on the type of connection setup you are using. The "Direct Phono to Computer" option will require you to enable the "RIAA equalization" audio restoration tool. (See the audio Restoration Tools topic in this manual for more information.)
There are no options to configure here.
The noise floor setting is displayed here in dBA. And the value here will be clamped between -60 to 12. For more information about how Golden Records uses the noise floor measurement, see the Auto-Split Files based on Noise Floor section of the Recording Session topic in this manual.
Post-recording Action specifies which actions to take after recording, but the output format will be overridden by the CD burning settings, see the Burning Audio and Data Discs topic in this manual.
Make copy to
By ticking this option, user can specify a folder name to keep a back-up copy of the recording. This helps to restore the recording in case of un-intentional delete from the main recording folder.
Audio restoration tools
The audio restoration tools help clean up or enhance the recorded audio.
DC offset correction
Often when you record audio using bad electronics the recording has a constant 'DC' level throughout the file. Because the ear cannot hear this you will not notice it until you attempt to edit in other audio, and then you can hear horrible clicks. Use the DC Offset tool if you think you might be subject to this problem.
The high-pass filter in Golden Records keeps all frequencies in the audio above 150Hz. This is useful if you want to make your recording sound clearer or less 'muddy'.
This tool applies only to recording from vinyl records. When music is recorded onto vinyl, the tonal qualities of the music are changed in order to minimize the groove widths and fit more audio onto the LP. So basically the bass is reduced and the treble gets amplified. When you connect your player to an amplifier and play a record, you will not hear this effect because your amplifier has in-built electronics to reverse the change that the music was subjected to. This tool is designed to do exactly what an amplifier's electronics does. If you are not in a position to connect your record player to your computer through an amplifier, you must use this tool, else your audio will sound very radio-like in its quality.
Auto click/pop reduction
This tool is designed to remove click and pop sounds from recordings. It is designed mainly for the recording from vinyl to CD/Wave/MP3 process, with the intention of repairing defects caused by dust and scratches on the vinyl.
This is designed to remove background hisses and hums. It does this by using multi-band noise gates to turn off bands that are below a preset volume level, in this case, around -30dB.
This adjusts the volume levels of your audio to ensure that your recorded files are never too soft or too loud. It will ensure that all recordings are at a similar volume level with respect to each other.