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  • Mouse, Keyboard, and Color Monitor

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      You now possess space age technology for audio restoration. If you haven’t yet replaced your bundled

sound card (which is probably the lowest quality audio component you own), contact Tracer Technologies or visit www.tracertek.com

** If your computer has more than the minimum required to run your OS adequately (64 Mbytes on 98SE, 128 on XP), further increases in the quantity of RAM will not appreciably speed up the MILLENNIUM algorithms since they are almost totally bound by the processor. Upgrading to a faster processor WILL allow the filters to run much faster.

Step Two - Installation of Product This is pretty straightforward stuff.


If you downloaded the program, just double-click the icon. If you received the program on a CD, put the install CD into your drive. If Auto-run is enabled, installation will begin immediately. If not:

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    Click the “Start” Button, choose “Run” from the pop-up menu

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    Click the “Browse” Button and point to your CD ROM Drive

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    Find the dcautorun.exe icon and double click on it

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    The Diamond Cut install program will start. Follow the instructions on the screen.

The software will be installed in a folder called Diamond Cut Productions. A demo wave file is also supplied as part of the demonstration tutorials in both the Help file and manual.

Installation from this point just consists of basically clicking “Next”. Just do what the installer asks.

Step Three - Configure Your MILLENNIUM Program MILLENNIUM does not require any difficult configuration, but it does require that your sound card be installed and working properly. If you have more than one sound card in your system, make sure the one you wish to use has been selected in the Sound Card Selection screen (use the Edit/Preferences/Device I/O Menu Item).

Next, check the Temp File Path under the Edit/Preferences menu. MILLENNIUM automatically assigns temporary file names for files that are being processed. You should set the temporary drive path for the disk drive that you wish to use for audio editing. This is usually the drive with the most free disk space. Keep in mind that high quality (44.1KHz) stereo recording consumes 10.4MB of disk space per minute.

Generally, this is where we get calls from customers who experience one form of problem or another. This is usually because most people don’t record onto their computer’s hard drive very often and they may not have their system set up for this type of application. Before you call us…read the next few paragraphs:

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    Make sure you have the output of your audio source (tape player or turntable/preamp) plugged directly to the Line input of your sound card. (Do Not Use the Mic Input of your sound card).

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    If you have a turntable, make sure that you are using either a stereo preamp or the Tape Out on your Stereo system in between the sound card and the turntable. Your turntable cannot generate enough signal on its own to make a good line level recording. You’ll need the additional boost applied by either the Tape Out or the Preamp.

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    If you try to play or record and you get the message “Cannot play the specified format…etc.” This is a message generated by Windows…not our product. It is telling you that MILLENNIUM is trying to play a Wave file through a device that is not able to do this. This could be a result of Windows having a Modem listed as the primary device for playing Wave files…or some other non Wave device. Check in your control panel settings to make sure that your sound card is listed as

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