The post-processing mode allows you to analyze one or more previously recorded WAV files. The priority is given to spectral updates and the data is not played back through the speakers. For playback, use the Edit Play/Play special commands.
This mode provides greater control over the processing than the Recorder or Real-Time modes. There will be no gaps in the processed data, and you can "stretch" the time axis on the Spectrogram and 3-D Surface Plots by performing overlap processing . In addition you can edit and playback selected time segments which allows in-depth analysis not possible in the real-time mode.
When a .WAV file is opened, the original sampling rate and format are read from the file and are used during processing - the sampling rate must remain constant within a single .WAV file. The current sampling rate is always displayed in the status bar along the bottom of the application for the channel corresponding to the plot which has the "focus" (its title bar is highlighted).
Single step operation:
Pressing the <Enter> key will perform a single FFT measurement for each channel and then automatically stop the analyzer (single step measurement). The current average is not reset during single step operations.
See also: Basic Operation , Overlap Percentage
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