Author Topic: Simplest Way to Reverse Order of Recorded Album Sides  (Read 5057 times)

Brad-Michigan,USA

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Simplest Way to Reverse Order of Recorded Album Sides
« on: June 03, 2010, 02:01:57 pm »
Hi - I've been recording a lot of albums lately and started one on side 2 instead of side 1 (I generally record the whole album as one side).
What's the easiest way to reverse the order of album sides without re-recording? I thought about copying the file to a second file named side 2, then cutting side 1 out of one recording and truncating side 2 out of the other... Will that result in both .wav files being smaller (saving space)? Is there a simpler, more space efficient way to do this? (I could just rearrange the tracks and accept it as is but I thought I'd check 1st and strive for perfection 1st).
Thanks, Brad

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Re: Simplest Way to Reverse Order of Recorded Album Sides
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 05:51:11 pm »
It can be done without copying anything:

1.  Shut down VinylStudio.

2.  Locate the recordings for this album in your recordings folder.

3.  Rename side1 to side2 and vice-versa (in practise, rename side1 -> temp, side2 -> side1, temp -> side2).

4.  Delete the 'waveform' files for the album in question in the vsfiles folder (these have extension .wfo, .wfd and .wft - delete all of these).

5.  Restart VS.

6.  Scan both album sides for clicks again, if you had previously done so.

There is a section in the Help file entitled 'Where are my files located' which should help you identify the files in question.

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Re: Simplest Way to Reverse Order of Recorded Album Sides
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 12:04:01 pm »
Hi - I recorded the whole album as 1 side, 1 file.

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Re: Simplest Way to Reverse Order of Recorded Album Sides
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 01:22:02 pm »
In that case you could use a general purpose audio editor (such as Audacity) to cut and paste within the file and then save it.  VinylStudio should not object if you do this.  Shut down VinylStudio first as it might have the file open and perhaps make a backup copy of the file before you start.