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Wave Corrector

Convert Vinyl Records and Tapes to CD & Digital Audio

Support

If you experience any problems while installing or running Wave Corrector, there are two methods to request support.

If you think your problem will be of interest to others, please use the support forum where your report and any replies will be made publicly available.

For private email support please use our feedback form.

Reports are welcome whether or not you are a registered user. However, before asking for support, please read the following notes:

  1. If you are a new user, please take a look at our beginners' guide, Getting Started with Wave Corrector.
  2. Check our FAQ page for answers to some common questions.
  3. Take a look in the support forum in case your problem has already been addressed there.

You can download Wave Corrector's user manual (in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format) by clicking on the link below. To save the file for later viewing or printing, right click on the link and select the 'Save Target As..." option.

The user manual contains essentially the same text as Wave Corrector's help file, but re-issued in acrobat format to enable users to print their own hard copy.

Read User Manual on line.

Download User Manual here.

There is also some additional advice on transferring vinyl or cassette to CD-R on our tutorials page.

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Professional Edition 3.7 and Standard Edition 1.4 Released

Wave Corrector PE v3.7 and SE v1.4 have now been released. The following features are new in these versions:

  • Support for FLAC format files is now built in.
  • The program now processes all non-standard tags found in FLAC input files. 
  • Re-sampling is now supported using algorithms by Naoki Shibata (ssrc).
  • Multitrack files can now be normalised on a per track basis.
  • Program settings can now be saved to file (PE only).
  • Batch settings (PE only) and Save settings can now be optionally saved between sessions .
  • The program now handles multiple session files with different names (PE only).
  • The scale in the main window can now optionally show track timings (PE only).
  • The trial version of the program now gives full functionality for 30 days.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Session files now include track fade settings (PE only)
    • Hiss filter now works correctly with 44.1kHz/24bit and 48kHz/24bit files
    • Various other minor bug fixes.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Page and download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.

 

3rd February 2010

Notice 3rd February 2010Professional Edition 3.6 updated

An update has been released to fix some minor problems that have been reported.

The spectrum display now updates during correction adjustment.
Some problems with the merge files command has been fixed
A problem saving some mono files has been fixed.
The treble control in the Batch window now displays the correct value.

If you are affected by any of these problem, please go to the download page and re-install the program. The installer will overwrite your existing installation and all your settings will be preserved.

 

Problem Report 17 (23/09/09) There was a problem in Wave Corrector Professional Version 3.6 and  Wave Corrector Standard Version 1.3 that were released on 9th September (see notice below).


The problem caused the 'Devices' button in the Record Window to be ineffective unless the window was closed and then re-opened. In addition two other problems have been reported in the PE Edition only - there was a small error in the 'timed jump' option when 33rpm was selected; and there was a possibility of the menus being disabled during a 'cut & splice operation.

Revisions of the two programs have now been released to fix these problems.. If you are affected by any of these problem, please go to the download page and re-install the program. The installer will overwrite your existing installation and all your settings will be preserved.

 

 Professional Edition 3.6 and Standard Edition 1.3 Released


Wave Corrector PE v3.6 and SE v1.3 have now been released. The following features are new in these versions:

  • The program now supports 24-bit files and 88.2 and 96kHz sampling rates.
  • The built-in ape encoder has been updated to the latest version (v4.06)
  • The 'Cut & Splice' user interface has been improved. (PE only)
  • Track detection has been improved.
  • Support has been added for using the wma9 external encoder.
  • Support has been added for using the 'SSRC' sample rate converter as an external encoder.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Vertical scrolling now takes proper account of the vertical scale setting (PE only)
    • The 'stereo' corrections option now works properly when correction width is reduced to zero. (PE only)
    • cue markers can now be placed much closer together. (PE only)
    • Various other minor bug fixes.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Page and download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.

Problem Report 16 (30/06/08) There was a problem in Wave Corrector Professional Version 3.5 and  Wave Corrector Standard Version 1.2 that were released on 10th June (see notice below).

The problem caused the saving of ogg and ape files to be aborted after the first track.

Revisions of the two programs have now been released. If you are affected by this problem, please go to the download page and re-install the program. The installer will overwrite your existing installation and all your settings will be preserved.

Professional Edition 3.5 and Standard Edition 1.2 Released

Wave Corrector PE v3.5 and SE v1.2 have now been released. The following features are new in these versions:

  • An option has been added to display a spectrgram in the bottom Overview window. (PE only)
  • An option has been added to disable the splash screen at start up.
  • Search settings are now saved between sessions. (PE only)
  • The program now attempts to repair damaged header sections of files.
  • Compatibility with non-standard wave file formats has been improved.
  • Bug fixes:
    • minimising dialogue windows now works correctly under Windows Vista.
    • A track can now share the same track title and album title.
    • Various other minor bug fixes.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Page and download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.

Problem Report 15 (09/10/07) There was a problem in Wave Corrector Professional Version 3.4 that was released on 1st October (see notice below). The problem does not affect the Standard Edition of Wave Corrector.

The problem affects the Filters command on the Waveform menu and prevents the Superimpose option from being selected.

A revision of the program (Revision 1) has now been released. If you are affected by this problem, please go to the download page and re-install the program. The installer will overwrite your existing installation and all your settings will be preserved.



Notice:1st October 2007 Professional Version 3.4 and Standard Version 1.1 Released


Wave Corrector PE v3.4 and SE v1.1 have now been released. The following features are new in these versions:

  • The program now accepts mono as well as stereo files.
  • There is a new 'Merge Load' command to combine several files before processing.
  • External command line encoders are now automatically configured.
  • You can now load flac files, including tags (flac.exe must be present).
  • There is a new option to monitor recordings via the internal sound card.
  • There is a new option to auto-scale the vertical display. (PE only)
  • The action of the scroll wheel has been reversed.
  • A drop down list has been added to the artist field when entering track properties.
  • A new 'Undo Volume Changes' command has been added. (PE only)
  • Set Volume in the recording window now works correctly under Windows Vista.
  • The help system now uses htmlhelp for compatibility with Windows Vista.
  • It is now possible to delete cue markers after filtering. (PE only)

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Page and download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.



Notice:24th November 2006 Profession Version 3.31 and Standard Version 1.01 Released


Wave Corrector PE v3.31 and SE v1.01 have now been released. The following features are new in these versions:

  • The time scale background colour now toggles between tracks.
  • Noise Profile detection is now more reliable
  • Bug fixes:
    • fixed resource leak drawing time scale.
    • fixed  block shifting left slightly during selection.
    • fixed left and right buttons not working for audition original and corrected. (only affects PE)
    • fixed time scale errors after cut and splice. (only affects PE)
    • fixed splash window no longer shows 'registered' if standard key present. (only affects PE)

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Page and download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.



Problem Report 14 (09/10/06) There was a problem in Version 3.3 that was released on 25th September (see notice below). The problem also affects Wave Corrector Standard Edition that was released on the same date.

The problem only affects users running 16-bit versions of Windows, ie Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME. Windows 2000 and Windows XP installations are unaffected.

The problem was caused by a resource leak that would cause the program to become unresponsive after prolonged use.

A revision of the program (Revision 1) has now been released. If you are affected by this problem, please go to the download page and re-install the program. The installer will overwrite your existing installation and all your settings will be preserved.



Notice:25th September 2006 Version 3.3 Released


Wave Corrector v3.3 has now been released. The following features are new in version 3.3

  • It is now possible to scroll between track boundaries. This has been achieved by providing a new 'Track View' to complement the original 'Waveform View". Two new buttons have been provided on the left hand panel to switch between the two views.
  • A time scale is now displayed at the bottom of the main window.
  • It is now easier to enter track properties: the track title box is pre-selected when entering the edit window; and the track artist is copied from the previous track when tabbing to the artist box (only of box is empty).
  • You can now use the scroll wheel to zoom the main display.
  • The method of selecting and editing the noise profile has been improved.
  • There is now a ?dual noise profile? option intended for removing background noise from large diameter shellac records.
  • The play track commands have been amended. There is now the option to play from cursor as well as to play from the beginning of the track.
  • A problem with editing overlapping corrections has been fixed. The waveform no longer no longer changes after a correction is 'applied'.
  • The track detection algorithm has been further tuned.
  • The program now gives a warning when trying to save to a read only file.
  • The program now saves the default folder properly - as used when saving and opening files.
  • It is now possible to view a session file properties without actually loading the session.
  • It is now possible to open a session file when the associated wave file has been renamed.
  • Bug fixes:
    • The sequence Scan - Test Filter - Superscan no longer causes a crash.
    • Fixed crash when selecting block in overview window when end of file exceeded.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.

Note, with this release, Wave Corrector has been renamed Wave Corrector Professional. A new version of Wave Corrector called Wave Corrector SE (Standard Edition) has also been released. See the download pages for more information.



Problem Report 13 (22/09/05) There was a bug in Version 3.2 that was posted here on the website on 20th September (see notice below) . The bug causes a crash when the ReScan Clicks command is selected The bug occurred because of a last minute change that was not properly compiled into the distribution file.

It is now fixed so anyone who downloaded v3.2 on  20th or 21st September is advised to download it agaiin.

Sincere apologies to everyone who has been affected by this.

Notice:20th September 2005 Version 3.2 Released


Wave Corrector v3.2 has now been released. . The following features are new in version 3.2.

  • The track scanning routines have been completely rewritten. Track detection is now much more reliable and there is now the option to give the program a target number of tracks to find.
  • The click scanning options have been revised and expanded.. This gives additional scanning and correction options for advanced users.
  • The signature line is now displayed in the main window as well as the overview window.  This permits clusters of corrections to be identified more easily.
  • The graphic equaliser has been considerably enhanced. There is now the option to expand the bottom 10% of the frequency range and the filter can now be configured with the keyboard as well as the mouse. The filter also now correctly takes account of the sampling rate and adjusts itself accordingly.
  • In spectrum view, the frequency scale is annotated with values, scaled for 44.1 and 48kHz sampling as appropriate.
  • Maximum width corrections are now always given a magnitude greater than 30.
  • Minimising is now possible during loading and recording.
  • A new Cancel Block command has been added.
  • A new command has been added to convert cue markers to track markers
  • Now tests for ape version 3.97 when loading ape files.
  • Drag/drop to the batch window has been improved. The program now checks for valid audio files and allows the dragging of nested folders.
  • Track information in the Overview window is now provided by floating ToolTips.
  • When the main window is in Track View, the display is now scaled logarithmically (to match the Overview window).
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed overflow in normalise function when 0dB selected
    • Fixed crash when opening a file when there is a huge non-audio data chunk at end of file
    • Fixed test for drive when saving - now does case insensitive test of drive letter.
    • Fixed test filter process when graphic filter changed - response is now recalculated before test.
    • Fixed record meters going to spurious overload when input signal equals zero.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.



Problem Report 12 (25/11/04)

Two small bugs has been reported in v3.1.

1. An error message appears when you try to alter the ape or ogg compression settings. The error only occurs when an external encoder has not been specified.

2. If you carry out the following sequence: normalise, filter, normalise; the second normalise operation does not  take account of the filter operation when adjusting the volume.

ResolutionThe bugs are fixed in v3.1 Revision 1 which is now available on our download page.



Notice: 8th November 2004 Version 3.1 Released

Wave Corrector v3.1 has now been released. . The following features are new in version 3.1.

  • You can now use an external command line encoder as an alternative to the built-in ogg and ape encoders. This will most likely be used with the popular  mp3 encoder lame.exe although other command line encoders can also be used if desired.
  • The Batch processing window now has an additional 'scale' option. This enables you to apply a selectable amount of gain (or loss) to all the files being batch processed.
  • When clusters of click corrections overlap, they are now processed  in the order of their severity ranking. This  overcomes a problem when editing corrections in such circumstances. In previous versions, edits were not always preserved after the 'Apply' button was selected.
  • Various improvements have been made to the Record dialog. These include the addition of Windows mnemonics and ToolTips; the option to select a stop time instead of a duration; the option to auto-start a recording; the recording directory is now saved to the registry for persistence; the record meter now removes dc offset at low volume levels.
  • The program now checks disk space before recording and sets a maximum recording time accordingly.
  • The batch dialog now shows the click count after click detection and  the maximum amplitude when normalising.
  • The tracks menu now allows up to 500 tracks to be listed.
  • There is  a new link on the Help menu direct to the support section of the Wave Corrector website.
  • There is a relaxation of the limitations in the trial version. The program now saves the first and last 30 seconds of tracks after track 1. This enables the full trialling of track editing features.
  • Some minor modifications have been made for improved Linux compatibility.
  • Bug fixes: 
    • When tokens were used in file naming, only one  directory  could be created in a nested chain. This restriction has been fixed.
    • A problem associated with the horizontal scale have been fixed. The bug caused an incorrect scale setting to be used when a file was loaded after a previous file had been closed.
    • Restoring a session file now works when the original file is in .ape format.
    • Changes between record sample rates of 44.1 and 48kHz are now applied immediately.
    • The temp and output paths are now set correctly when a root directory is selected.
    • The Shrink Correction command now works properly when called from a context menu.
    • The cursor position window now always showing correct time.
    • It is now possible to stop a recording by hitting stop button during a paused recording.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.


Problem Report 11 (05/04/04)

A bug has been reported in v3.0. The bug only affects the new 'Scheduled Recording' mode of operation. The bug causes recording start times to be mis-calculated because the the local time zone offset is not taken into account. No other functions are affected.

ResolutionThe bug is fixed in v3.0 Revision 1 which is now available on our download page. Note, You only need to download this revision if you intend to make scheduled recordings.


Notice: 9th March 2004 Version 3.0 Released

Wave Corrector v3.0 has now been released. . The following features are new in version 3.0.

  • The program now supports saving and loading in Monkey's Audio .ape format as well as saving in Ogg Vorbis .ogg format. Both compressors can be configured for user preferences.
  • Files can now be tagged with textual information. This is to permit easy integration with a PC music library. Tags are saved in ape files, ogg files and Wave Corrector session files.
  • The program now supports a sampling rate of 48kHz as well as 44.1kHz.
  • Output file names can now be specified as any combination of the track tags, track numbers and user entered text.
  • Timed recordings are no longer restricted to one hour and can now be set up to the maximum permitted by Wave Corrector?s internal format (3hrs 22 min at 44.1kHz sampling).
  • A new delayed recording mode has been implemented so that a start time can now be specified as well as duration.
  • There is now a user adjustable speed compensation mode to allow for recording from rare non-standard records (eg 80rpm).
  • Other enhancements to the Record Window include peak level indicators. and a colour coded banner showing the status of the recording.
  • It is now possible to specify a default output directory for saving files.
  • It is now possible to select an input or output device from within Wave Corrector and to select an alternative record Volume Control if one is supplied with your soundcard.
  • There is now an option to slow down playback speed to aid the identification of clicks.
  • The limitations in the demo version have been relaxed. All tracks can now be saved although there is a 30 second limit on track number 2 and above.
  • Bug fixes: There was a rather major bug in v2.5 that prevented the hiss filter from working in auto-scan mode. This bug is now fixed along with some other more minor bugs

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.



Notice: 19th July 2003 Version 2.5 Released

Wave Corrector v2.5 has now been released. . The following features are new in version 2.5.

  • A new batch mode of operation has been implemented.
  • A new graphic equaliser has been added.
  • It is now possible to selectively remove a click correction on the left or the right channel.
  • The super-scan function has been enhanced to allow multiple passes.
  • When you adjust an existing correction, it is now marked in the correction list as a 'User Correction'.
  • When re-scanning for clicks, it is now possible to preserve user corrections and 'cut and splice' sections.
  • A new Auto-Save feature has been added to the Session section of the File Menu.
  • There is now a keyboard shortcut to skip back a few seconds during playback.
  • The Test Filter dialog is now 'glued' to the background Filter Dialog.
  • Files saved by Wave Corrector no longer include a copyright message at the end of the file.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.



Notice: 22nd July 2002 Version 2.4 Released

Wave Corrector v2.4 has now been released. . The following features are new in version 2.4.

  • A new 'Pause' command has been added, including a toolbar button.
  • The Test Filter function has been improved and now allows immediate comparison of the waveform before and after filtering.
  • The Time Display window now shows current time during playback.
  • The Time Display is now calculated relative to the start of the current track.
  • The View Signature option is now saved between sessions.
  • The auto shut-off and timed recording options are now saved between sessions.
  • Space Bar and Shift-Space Bar now act as Keyboard shortcuts for Play Track(s), Corrected and Original, and Pause.
  • When zoomed out beyond 1 second per division, the display now shows peaks more accurately.
  • Block boundaries are now preserved when scrolling the display or changing resolution.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • An error no longer occurs if both left and right channels are disabled during playback.
  • The Restore Session command no longer crashes when a block has been cut from the extreme start of the file.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.



Notice: 5th March 2002 Version 2.31 Released

Wave Corrector v2.31 has now been released. Version 2.31. This is essentially a maintenance release to fix some minor bugs although some minor enhancements have also been included. The changes are listed below:

  • It is now possible to select a block from the Overview Window.
  • The 'Test Filter function now remembers if the filter has already been tested.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • The Cut/Splice hatched area now displays correctly with all display drivers.
  • The program no longer crashes if you switch position during playback.
  • The program no longer crashes if you select 'all tracks' from the menu after a block has been cut from the extreme start of the file.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.


Notice: 5th December 2001 Version 2.3 Released

Wave Corrector v2.3 has now been released. The following features are new in Version 2.3

  • A new 'cut and splice' feature has been implemented. This enables the user to cut out arbitrary sections of the wave and the program cross fades between the sections immediately before and after the cut.
  • The normalise function now ignores inter-track gaps (and cut sections) when looking for the peak signal level. In addition, the program now re-searches for the peak after the wave has been edited.
  • The channel balance dialogue now measures the average unbalance between channels and offers an 'auto-balance' option.
  • The operation of the hiss/hum filter has been improved. The filter now uses independent noise profiles for the left and right channels. This improves performance in situations when there is significant noise imbalance between the channels.
  • The Record Dialogue now includes the option to call up the Windows ?Volume Control? applet to select your recording source and to set the recording level.
  • Track boundary fades can now be specified as either linear or logarithmic.
  • It is now possible to adjust the size or position of a block without having to cancel and re-select it.
  • You can now make multiple (contiguous) selections from Correction List.
  • The 'Left' and 'Right' channel buttons now control playback as well as the display.
  • During playback, you can now click in the main display to move immediately to a new position.
  • A new means of inserting cue markers has been introduced.
  • The display of track markers in the main display has been improved to include track numbers. In addition, the main display now shows cue markers.
  • The method of switching the Overview Window between a single track and 'all tracks' and has been changed.
  • The following minor bugs and other problems have been fixed:
  • The program no longer crashes if you attempt to change the horizontal scale with no file loaded.
  • The program no longer crashes if you set the default boundary parameters when no file is loaded.
  • The program no longer allows you to 'merge tracks' while a track boundary adjustment is in progress.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.



Notice: 29th May 2001 Version 2.21 Released

Wave Corrector v2.21 has now been released. Version 2.21 fixes the following bugs which were present in v2.2:

  • The 'normalise' function now works correctly (see Problem report 10).
  • The 'status' window now shows correct data after multiple filters have been applied.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.



Problem Report 10 (21/05/01)

A bug has been reported in the current version of Wave Corrector (v2.2). The bug affects the Normalise function and causes it to mis-calculate the amplitude of the file being normalised. No other functions are affected.

ResolutionA patch is available to fix this problem. If you use the Normalise function, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of the patch. The bug will be permanently fixed in a maintenance release later this month.



Notice: 14th May 2001 Version 2.2 Released

Wave Corrector v2.2 has now been released. The following features are new in Version 2.2

  • It is now possible to search forward or backwards to find corrections which meet user-defined criteria. This function supersedes the previous 'Find Next/Previous Critical' feature. As well as finding corrections of a given magnitude, the feature also allows you to jump immediately to a cue marker or a user correction, and also to jump forward or back by a precise time interval. This last feature is useful for finding remnants of a repeating click caused by a scratch on a record.
  • The Correction List can now be customised to show only correction greater than a given magnitude.
  • The program can now process files with more than 32000 corrections under all operating systems.
  • It is now possible to customise the start and end of tracks. A fade-in and fade-out period can be specified for each track and a period of silence can be inserted at the start and/or end of each track.
  • The 'Cancel Scan' Feature has been improved with additional options.
  • Keyboard shortcuts have been added to scroll the main display and for various other functions.
  • The Status Bar 'Tracks' pane now shows the Track number as the Mouse pointer moves over the 'All Tracks' display in the Overview window.
  • The following bugs and other problems have been fixed:
    Some previous versions would not run under versions of Windows 95 prior to OSR2. This problem is now fixed.
    A bug which caused some track boundaries to be slightly misplaced has been fixed.
    Some resource and memory leaks have been plugged.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.



Problem Report 9 (08/03/01)

The current version of Wave Corrector (v2.11) makes a call to the operating system to check the amount of free disk space. Unfortunately, early versions of Windows 95 did not support this call and consequently, the program will not run on these systems. An error message occurs when you launch the program stating "The WAVECOR.EXE file is linked to missing export KERNEL32.DLL:GetDistFreeSpaceExA".

ResolutionA patch is available if you are affected by this problem. Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of the patch. The problem will be permanently fixed in the next release of Wave Corrector.


Notice: 27th February 2001 Version 2.11 Released

Wave Corrector v2.11 has now been released. Version 2.11 overcomes a couple of problems which affected v2.1 and which are detailed below.

  • It was possible, in some circumstances, for the 'marker' in the Correction List to cause small perturbations in the corrected wave. This is fixed in this version.
  • Version 2.1 introduced some extra internal arithmetic checking to avoid mis-calculations in certain rare circuumstances. This had the side-effect of increasing processing time by up to 25% for some functions, especially the hiss filter. This new version has optimimised the checking to reduce this overhead which is now less than 5%.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.


Notice: 20th February 2001 Version 2.1 Released

Wave Corrector v2.1 has now been released. The following features are new in Version 2.1

  • A 'marker' is now displayed in the Correction List to indicate the current centre position of the display. The marker provides useful feedback to the user and simplifies the manual insertion of corrections and the splitting of tracks.
  • During playback, a pane in the status bar indicates whether the 'original' or 'corrected' version is being played. You can also switch instantaneously between original and corrected by clicking over this pane.
  • There is now the option to display the frequency spectrum of the currently selected portion of the wave. The spectrum display is often useful for manually identifying clicks which auto-detection fails to locate.
  • There is now the facility to record 78rpm records at 45rpm. The program adjusts the sampling rate during record such that the recorded wave file plays back at the correct speed.
  • There are additional user options for configuring the main display. The background colour can be changed to white and the thickness of the waveform trace can be reduced to improve the resolution of fine detail. The user can now specify the location of temporary files.
  • The size and position of the main program window is now saved between sessions. Full 'drag and drop' support is now included enabling you to drop 'wave' or 'session' files onto the program window to immediately launch them.
  • The program now checks for sufficient free disk space when opening and saving files. Track file names now include a leading zero for track numbers less than 10. This ensures that they appear in the correct numerical order in file lists.
  • Click detection sensitivities 1 and 2 have been reduced slightly and the click discriminator is now a little more successful in rejecting 'false positives.
  • There are now full drag and drop capabilities and the most recently uses file list now shows wave files as well as session files.
  • For users of Windows NT and Windows 2000 only, The 32k limit to the number of corrections no longer applies.

To upgrade from a previous version, go to the Download Pageand download and install the latest version, allowing you computer to overwrite the previous version.



Notice: 1st November 2000 Version 2.0 Released

Wave Corrector v2.0 has now been released.The following features are new in Version 2.0.

  • A range of digital filters (hiss, hum, etc.) for tape/cassette and/or vinyl source correction.
  • An enhanced Normalisation function. This function is now selected via the main menu and can be applied to any wave file.
  • A Left-Right Channel Balance Control.
  • A horizontal scroll bar has been added to the main window to enhance waveform navigation.
  • The Record Dialogue now includes the options of a record timer and auto-shutoff.
  • The Overview window now uses a logarithmic vertical scale and represents the waveform more accurately.

Bug Fix:

  • The bug described in Problem Report 8 is now fixed.


Problem Report 8 (10/10/00)

A bug has been reported which which causes track files to be saved with the left/right channels reversed. The problem only occurs when a start of track marker is manually repositioned.

ResolutionThis bug is rectified in the current beta version of Wave Corrector which is available via our beta page.


Notice: 23rd August 2000 Version 1.26 Released

Wave Corrector v1.26 has now been released. This release includes the following changes and bug fixes:

  • A faster set of FFT routines have been implemented. These have resulted in corrections being generated several times faster than previously.
  • It is now possible to restore a session file when the associated wave file has been moved to a different location. Also read-only session files are now supported.
  • Temporary files are now stored in the system TEMP directory.
  • Minor enhancements to the user interface.

Bug Fixes:

  • In previous versions, very high amplitude high frequency content caused the program to generate a large numbers of spurious corrections. This is now fixed.
  • The 'Block - Remove Corrections' command now completely removes all corrections in the block. Previously, remnants of the deleted corrections were sometimes still present.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

Notice: 11th July 2000 Version 1.25 Released

Wave Corrector v1.25 has now been released. This release includes the following minor changes and bug fixes:

  • Compatibility has been extended to include additional sound card drivers (see Problem Report 7).
  • Error reporting has been improved.
  • There is improved correction editing when adjacent corrections interact with one another.
  • There is a new keyboard shortcut for the 'remove corrections from block operation - (ctrl-X).
  • The correction list now scrolls so that the selected correction is always visible.

Bug fixes:

  • Displayed channels are no longer left/right reversed after the re-scan or super-scan operation.
  • The 'correction signature' line no longer disappears off the top of the screen if the correction rate is very high.
  • Setting the click detect threshold to 'Off' now works correctly. (Before, very large clicks were still detected.)

Problem Report 7(9/7/00)

A small number of users may find they are unable to use the 'audition' and 'play tracks' features of Wave Corrector. This is because their sound card drivers are unable to process one of the system commands used by Wave Corrector. When this occurs, the rather cryptic message 'Set Time' is displayed in a mewssage box.

ResolutionA patch is available to users who are affected by this problem. To request the patch, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The problem will be permanently rectified in the next release of Wave Corrector


Notice: 5th June 2000 Version 1.24 Released

Wave Corrector v1.24 has now been released. This release includes the following changes and bug fixes:

  • Minor changes to ensure compatibility with the Windows 2000 operating system.
  • It is now possible to open wave or session files by dragging onto the Wave Corrector program icon; and support is also included for opening via the Windows Explorer right-click context menu.
  • Minor cosmetic changes.
  • ShareIt postal address updated in help file.

Problem Report 6 (23/5/00)

There is a small problem running v1.23 of Wave Corrector under Windows 2000. The blue selection arrows in the Correction List are not erased properly when the selection is changed . This results in spurious selection arrows corrupting the correction list display.

ResolutionA patch is available to users who are affected by this problem. To request the patch, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Notice: 16th May 2000 Version 1.23 Released

Wave Corrector v1.23 has now been released. This release includes the following changes and bug fixes:

  • The bug which caused a GPF in Windows NT has been fixed (see Problem Report 5 below).
  • Track files now include a short fade-in and fade-out section at each end.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

Problem Report 5 (11/5/00)

There is a bug in the latest version of Wave Corrector (v1.22) which causes a General Protection Fault to occur when the program is run under Windows NT. Note, users of Windows 95 and 98 are not affected by this bug.

ResolutionA patch is available to users who are affected by this bug. To request the patch, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Notice: 1st May 2000 Version 1.22 Released

Wave Corrector v1.22 has now been released. This release includes an improved track detection algorithm and other enhancements. A number of reported bugs have also been. fixed.

The following changes have been made to the user interface.

  • Inter-track gaps are now shown in grey in the overview window.
  • When scanning is cancelled by the user, there is now an option to continue loading the file without scanning for clicks
  • Selecting a block, you can now drag the mouse beyond the edge of the screen.
  • The Overview trace is now forced to minimum height of 5 pixels. This renders it always visible.
  • The screen no longer flickers during adjustment modes.
  • The Overview window scale indicator no longer moves with the cursor during play modes.

The remaining changes affect the internal operation of wave corrector:

  • Automatic track detection is now more accurate and more reliable.
  • The track boundary detector now automatically compensates for the presence of rumble.
  • Processing is now faster for short and medium length files.
  • Minimum Track length is now 5 seconds.
  • A 'Track 1' is now always generated even if no tracks boundaries are detected.
  • Recording mode is now given a higher thread priority to prevent buffer overruns.
  • The screen drawing routines are now compatible with all display resolutions.
  • The track boundary list is no longer corrupted after manual adjustments.
  • It is now always possible to select a track by clicking in the Tracks menu.
  • The program no longer crashes due to file size/buffer size conflicts.
  • Surrounding corrections are now regenerated correctly when a correction is deleted.


Notice: 8th April 2000 Version 1.21 Released

Wave Corrector v1.21 has now been released. This is a maintenance release which fixes the following bugs which had been reported:

  • The 'Normalise Function' now works correctly. (See Problem Report 4)
  • Other minor bug fixes.


Problem Report 4 (6/4/00)

There is an error in the 'Normalise Function' in Wave Corrector Version 1.2. which can cause a General Protection Fault to be generated when a normalised file is subsequently scanned.

Note this problem only affects files which have been normalised within Wave Corrector. All other functions work correctly.

ResolutionDo not try to normalise your recordings until a fix is available. A fix will be issued within the next few days.



Notice: 3rd April 2000 Version 1.2 Released

Wave Corrector v1.2 has now been released. This release includes some additional functionality as detailed below::

  • A record function has been added together with the facility to normalise the amplitude of the recorded wave. This new feature removes the present requirement to use a separate wave editor application to acquire a wave file for processing by Wave Corrector.
  • A block select function has been added together with various subsidiary functions - eg: delete corrections in block, re-scan block, perform second pass on block, etc.
  • The main window now behaves more like a regular wave editor window; in particular the zoom range has been extended to allow unrestricted zoom out.
  • It is now possible to centre the display on any arbitrary position in the wave file. Previously, the display could only be centred on a correction or track boundary marker.
  • Screen updates have been speeded up and are now very fast.
  • The help file has been updated.
  • Bug Fix: Manual track boundary moves now work correctly in 'Disk-at-Once' mode (see Problem Report 3).
  • Other minor bug fixes.


Problem Report 3 (9/2/00)

A bug has been discovered in Wave Corrector which affects the making of disc-at-once (DAO) recordings using the 'synchronise track boundaries' option.

The bug causes the track markers to be incorrectly placed when the user manually moves the position of a marker.

It is possible to manually insert and delete DAO track markers with no problem. The problem only occurs when the user moves (adjusts) a marker after it has been created.

The problem only occurs when the 'synchronise track boundaries' check box is checked.

ResolutionDo not attempt to re-position track markers whilst 'synchronise track boundaries' is selected. This bug will be fixed in the next release of Wave Corrector (v1.2).



Notice: 23rd February 2000 Wave Corrector Version 1.12 released

Wave Corrector Version 1.12 has now been released. This release offers improved compatibility between wave files created by Wave Corrector and those created by other wave editor programs.

You are not advised to upgrade from v1.11 unless you have experienced difficulties interchanging files between Wave Corrector and other applications installed on your system. (See Problem Report 2 below)

Note Any users still running v1.0 or v1.1 are advised to upgrade because of bugs in these earlier versions.



Problem Report 2 (14/2/00)

A small number of customers have reported that Wave Corrector is unable to open wave files which have been produced by certain Wave Editor packages. The only packages so far reported have been Steinberg's 'WaveLab'; and Steinberg's 'Get it on CD'. This problem is caused by Wave Corrector's over-enthusiastic file type checking routine.

ResolutionThe latest release (v1.12) overcomes this problem.



Problem Report 1 (14/2/00)

It has come to our attention that there is a problem with the archive file 'wcor111.zip' obtainable from the SimTel archive site and its mirrors. The archive contains the setup file for Wave Corrector Version 1.1 and not version 1.11 as stated in its documentation. The same problem also affects the archive file obtainable from the ZDNet download site.

If you have downloaded Wave Corrector directly from this site, you will not be affected by this problem. However, if you have downloaded from any of the SimTel sites or from ZDNet, then you will have installed v1.1 and not v1.11. Version 1.11 fixed a couple of minor bugs which are described below.

ResolutionThe archive file 'wcor111.zip' has now been replaced by 'wcor112.zip' which contains the latest version of Wave Corrector and is not affected by this problem.

We apologise to all customers who have been affected by this incident.



21st January 2000: Version 1.11 Released

Wave Corrector v1.11 has now been released. This is a maintenance release which fixes the following bugs which had been reported:

  • Output file was occasionally corrupted when 'save all tracks to one file' was selected.
  • A GPF sometimes occurred when 'Next Critical' or 'Next Marker' was selected from the corrections menu or the tracks menu..