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    Red face help getting started...

    After many many hicups, I think I have giga working correctly. Now I am trying to record some test files to see how they are coming out so I can edit them. It seems to be saving the files as waves but sonar and my windows media player does not seem to recognize the file. I'm wondering what do I need to do to get everything going? Thanks!

    Seth
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    Re: help getting started...

    Do you have it set to 44.1 kHz in settings? If not, try that and see if your player will recognize the resulting wav file.

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    yes it is 44 khz. it says unable to reconize file.
    I do not regret the things I've done, but those I was unable to do.

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    If you are capturing 24-bit, Windows Media Player does not recognize it. Long story, but basically, the WAV spec doesn't officially support 24-bit audio. Stupid? Extremely. But Microsoft has been inexplicably obstinate about making this simple change. You need to open 24-bit wav files in an appropriate DAW or audio editor application. Or change the output file-spec to 44.1/16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce A. Richardson
    If you are capturing 24-bit, Windows Media Player does not recognize it. Long story, but basically, the WAV spec doesn't officially support 24-bit audio. Stupid? Extremely. But Microsoft has been inexplicably obstinate about making this simple change. You need to open 24-bit wav files in an appropriate DAW or audio editor application. Or change the output file-spec to 44.1/16.
    Yeah, funny bit of info. about that, in case you use WinAmp. If you play two consecutive files in WinAmp (version 3, 5, whatever) and the first is 24-bit and the second is 16-bit, then the first will be played correctly (assuming your card supports 24-bit playback) and the second will blast you with noise. If you stop and start playback on the 16-bit file again, then it will play correctly. Basically it just happens whenever WinAmp goes back to 16-bit from 24-bit and not when playing a series of 24-bit files consecutively. Now, I use it to audition 24-bit files all the time but note that it's possible that not all 24-bit .wav file encoding are supported. Also, sample rate isn't an issue here. You can switch from 44.1 to 96 and back again with no problems.

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    Re: help getting started...

    thank you for your help, changing it to 16 bit helped out. Now I feel like a tard cause Sonar can't read it. Do I need some kind of wave editor or what to start recording songs?
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