I’m trying to use the loudness normalizer as I always do before sending mixes to the mastering houses I uses. I normalize @ -16LUFS to leave plenty of headroom on my 96k/32bit files for the mastering engineers. Today out of the blues I’m getting a weird .wpr file extension added to my .wav files when I choose ‘Save As’. These files are 5 kb files. I have attached screen grabs. If I close out Wavelab Pro 9 and reopen it I can save one or two this way then I have to close it out and start the process all over. Now I can only do one file at a time. I worked on Saturday in Wavelab and had no such problem.
Upon a google search I found the following:
WPR files are Uncommon Files primarily associated with Wing IDE Main Project File (Archaeopteryx Software Inc.). Additional types of files may also be using the WPR file extension.
As you can see in the normal ‘Save As’ screen there is a Format entry box that defaults to Wav. On the offending screen there is no Format entry box visible.
Has anyone encountered this before? I am baffled not to mention it is taking me twice as long to get my work done and I have25 more songs to do for three projects. HELP PLease
UPDATE OK it is Monday and I’m swamped with work
Upon looking closely at my screen grabs I found that for some reason, which I have never had in all my years with Wavelab, when I’m going to ‘Save As’ the screen is defaulting to ‘Project’ instead of ‘Current File’. Any thoughts on why this default has changed?
Thanks for indulging me