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Contents

Acknowledgements 4
Installing and/or Upgrading Information 14
Section 1 – Welcome & the Product Basics 16
History of the Product 17
About the Product 18
About the Version 20
About the Manual 21
Getting Started 22
Step One – Make Sure System Meets Our Requirements 22
Step Two – Installation of the Product 24
Step Three – Configure Your DCArt10/DC Forensics10 Program 26
Step Four – Connect Your Computer to Your Audio System 27
Step Five – Turn Screen Saver and Background Tasks Off 32
Step Six – Choose your Operating Mode 32
Step Seven – Testing Your System 37
Step By Step Guides 42
Super Easy Record Restoration – – – Step By Step Guide 42
Easy Record Restoration Step By Step Guide 44
Advanced Record Restoration Step-By-Step Guide 55
Forensic Audio Step-by-Step Guide (DC Forensics10 Only) 59
Live-Mode Step by Step Guide 63
Which Tool Do I Use? 68
Section 2 – The System and Its Operation 73
The File Menu 74
Open Source 74
Variable Bit Rate (VBR) MP3 File Support 75
Convert Various Formats to .wav (Tutorial) 76
Large File Conversion to .wav 76
(Expanded File Conversion) 76
Drag and Drop File Support 78
Video/Audio Extraction System 78
Save Source 81
Save Source As 81
Demo Files 82
Data Disc Burner 82
DC Tune Library 87
Import Playlists 101
Close Source 101
Rip CD Tracks 101
Open Destination 107
Save Destination As 107
Close Destination 107
Clone Source 108
Make Destination the Source 108
Delete Files 108
Print 109
Print Preview 110
Print Setup 110
Page Setup 111
Exit 112
The Edit Menu 112
Undo 112
Copy 113
Cut 116
Paste 117
Append to End 117
Insert at Start 117
Time Domain Manual Interpolation Technique) 118
Paste Interpolate (Bi-Modal Technique) 119
Paste Over 120
Paste Insert 121
Paste Mix 121
Paste Crossfade 122
Paste As A New File 123
Paste Silence 124
Paste Bleep (tone) 124
Select All 124
Pencil Editing 124
Mute 125
Manual De-Clicking with Mute or Interpolate (Tutorial) 126
Fade-In 127
Fade-Out 128
Single file Operations 129
Snap Selection to Zero Crossing 129
Delete All Temp Files 129
Gain Change 130
File Properties 131
Playback Controls 133
Play 134
Loop Play 134
Scrub Audio 134
Rewind 135
Pause 135
Fast Forward 135
Stop 135
Record 136
VOX Recording 139
Extended Recording 140
Play 141
Play Looped 143
Time Bracketed Play Range 143
Timer Recording 144
Make Waves Signal Generator 146
Change Sample Rate / Resolution 149
Preferences 152
File Split and Recombine 160
Manage Presets 161
The Filter Menu 163
Batch File Editor 163
Auto Leveling 166
Concatenate Files 166
EZ Clean Filter 167
Multi-Filter 171
Live Preview 174
Note: You can delete filters (or all of the filters) from the signal path via commands found on the right mouse button. 178
VST Plug-in Filter Support 178
Using VST Plug-ins in the Multi-Filter 181
Impulse Noise Filters (Attenuates Clicks, Ticks, Crackle, Snaps, Pops, Thuds, Static & Buzz) 182
EZ Impulse Noise Filter 183
Expert Impulse Noise 187
Narrow Crackle Filter 195
Big Click Filter 196
Continuous Noise Filter 198
Harmonic Reject 213
Dynamic Noise Filter 216
Low Pass, Band Pass and High Pass IIR Filter Sub-Menu 220
Low Pass Filter 220
Band Pass Filter 224
High Pass Filter 228
Notch Filter 231
Median Filter 234
Averaging Filter 238
The 10 Band Graphic Equalizer 241
The 20 Band Graphic Equalizer 243
The 30 Band Graphic Equalizer 244
Paragraphic Equalizer 245
Virtual Phono Preamplifier (VPP) 248
File Conversion 260
Cross Fade Filter 267
Wind Noise Filter (speech) 268
The Effects Menu 270
Reverb 270
Echo Effect 272
Virtual Valve Amplifier 275
Dynamics Processor 285
Reverse File 289
Channel Blender 290
Punch and Crunch 294
Change Speed 298
Automatic Change Speed Compensator 301
Time Compression and Expansion (Stretch and Squish) 301
Filter Sweeper 305
Sub-harmonic Synthesizer 307
Overtone Synthesizer 310
EZ Enhancer 312
The Forensics Menu 314
EZ Forensics Filter 316
Advanced EZ Forensics Filters 318
The Time Domain Adaptive Filter (TDAF) 319
The Adaptive Frequency Domain Filter (AFDF) 322
Brick Wall Filter 325
Polynomial Filter 326
Spectral Filter 329
Spectrograms 338
View Spectrogram 339
Spectral Frequency Tracker 348
Subsonic Explorer 350
Waveform Statistics 353
Voice ID 357
View Histogram vs. Time 361
Comparative Histogram 364
Whisper Enhancer 366
Remove Silence Tool (Automatic) 369
De-Clipper 371
DSS Dynamic Spectral Subtraction 375
Cell Phone Noise Filter 382
Auto Voice Filter 384
Voice Garbler 385
View Channel Phase vs Time 387
Additional Forensics Features 391
The Marker Menu 394
Add Markers: 394
Clear All Markers: 395
Highlight Marked Area: 395
Drop A Marker: 395
Go To Next Marker: 395
Go To Previous Marker: 395
Re-Number Markers: 395
Label Marker: 396
Lock Markers: 396
Merge Source Markers into Destination: 396
The CD Prep Menu 396
Quantize for CD Audio 396
Chop File into Pieces 397
Find and Mark Silent Passages 399
Gain Normalize 400
Normalized Gain Scaling 400
CD Burner 401
The View Menu 404
Toolbars and Docking Windows 404
The Diamond Cut Spectrum Analyzers 406
Spectrum Analyzer – Standard Precision (DCArt10) 407
Distortion Analyzer (THD Mode in the Option Menu) 414
Spectrum Analyzer – High Precision 418
X-Y (Vector) Display 426
Time Display 432
Set Start Time of File 432
Output VU Meters 433
Volume Control 434
Fast Edit History 434
DC Tune Library 437
Zoom In 438
Zoom-In X2 438
Zoom Out 439
Zoom-Out X2 439
Zoom Out Full 440
Zoom to Markers 440
Box Zooming 440
Waveform Overview Zooming Feature 440
Sync Files 441
Display Themes (Application Looks under View Menu) 443
The “Application Look” Dialog Box 444
Enabling or Disabling Toolbars in DCArt10/DC Forensics10 444
Customizing Your Toolbar(s) 444
Channel Toolbar 446
File Toolbar 446
Filter and Effects Toolbar 446
Forensics Toolbar 446
Play Controls Toolbar 447
Status Bar 447
File Info 448
Rebuild Peak File 448
The Window Menu 449
Cascade 449
Tile 449
Arrange Icons 449
Close All 449
Open Files 449
The Help Menu 450
Tip of the Day 450
Restoring a Recording 450
Restoring the demo1.wav 450
Contents 451
Context Sensitive Help 451
About DC-Art 452
Section 3 – How To 454
Tutorials 454
Where are the Demo .wav Files? 454
What Are the Demo .wav Files? 455
Analog tape recording Transfer Tips 459
Tape Dropout Repair (reel-to-reel) 462
Enhancing Reel-to-Reel Tapes Recorded at Slow Speeds 463
Archival Recording Philosophy & Methodology 464
CDR Prep from a Commercial Cassette Tape 465
CDR Prep from a Vinyl Record 466
Converting White Noise into Pink Noise 469
De-clicking a Vinyl LP Record with the EZ Impulse Noise Filter 470
De-clicking a Vinyl LP Record with the Expert Impulse Filter 471
Manually de-clipping an over modulated Wave file* 472
Decode Touch Tone Signals into Alpha-Numeric Values 473
Forensic Tape Authentication 474
Automatic Micro-cassette Tape Start-Stop Sequence Detector 475
Attenuating GSM Cell Phone Noise from Forensics Recordings 477
Security Tips for Forensics Audio Laboratories 478
Forensics Audio Handling & Chain of Custody 480
Gain Riding Procedure 483
Selective De-Clicking file sectors with the Impulse Filter and “Sync Mode” and Classic Edit Mode 484
Impulse Noise Generation 485
Nudging the Highlighted portion of the Workspace 486
Stanton 500 RIAA Compensation Curve Preset for the Multifilter 487
Record Transfer to Hard Drive Technical Hints 487
Removing a Lead Vocal from a Stereo Recording 492
Restoring an Old 78 RPM Recording: In Depth 493
Restoring a Recorded Telephone Conversation 510
Rumble Reduction 511
Simulate Stereo from a Mono Source – Method #1 513
Simulate Stereo from a Mono Source – Method #2 513
Manual Splitting & Recombining a Stereo Wave file 514
Using DCArt10/DC Forensics10 as an Audio Waveform Analyzer 515
Ogg Vorbis Lossy Compression Tag Support 519
FLAC Lossless Compression Tag Support 519
Section 4 – Tech Support 521
Trouble Shooting 521
Reporting a Problem 537
Contact and Support Information 537
Section 5 – Useful General Information 538
Glossary of Terms 538
Charts, Graphs and Other Info 572
Additional Technical Information 572
Hot Key Index 573
Sync Mode/Non Sync Mode Explanation Process Diagram 575
Function Finder Table 577
Measurement Tools Table 588
Attenuation Chart 591
Decibels 592
Resistor Color Code 593
Sound Level 594
Dynamic Range 594
Audio Frequency Spectrum 595
Human Hearing Frequency Response vs. Age 597
Musical Scale 597
Hard Drive Recording Space Consumption 598
Compact Discs 599
78 RPM Record Turnover Frequency Chart 600
LP Equalization Chart for Records by Label (Phonographic) 601
LP Equalization Curves by Curve Name (Phonographic) 603
RIAA Curve Table of Values 604
Record Styli Sizes and Types 605
Record Speed Chart (RPM) 606
Fractional Speed Record Transfers 606
Stroboscope Chart (Phonograph) 607
Tape Speeds in Inches Per Second (ips) 607
Rotary Head Tape Recorder Speeds 608
Audio Connection Standards (Connectors) 609
Wire Table 612
Telephone Touch Tone Frequency Chart 614
Worldwide Dial Tone Frequencies 614
Land Line Telephone Interface Circuit (USA System) 615
Language Translation – German/Spanish (Deutsch/Español) 617
Preset Listings 623
A Brief History of Diamond Cut Productions 638
Diamond Cut Audio Restoration Tools Development Timeline 640
Diamond Cut Productions Edison Lateral Series CD and Cassette Music Releases 644
DCAT-3 Audio Test CD Set 646
Diamond Cut Software Product Model Number Nomenclature (English Versions) 648
DC Forensics Adaptive Frequency Domain Filter (AFDF) VST Plugin: DCP-703 648
Diamond Cut Productions Virtual Valve Amplifier (VVA) VST Plugin: DCP-700 648
These products can be found at this link: 648
http://www.diamondcut.com/st3/product-category/software/ 648
License Agreement 649
Index 652