[TAG] wav files from MR8 recorder
Bob van der Poel
bvdp at uniserve.com
Wed Nov 16 03:21:29 MSK 2005
Hi all. A bit of a "forgot my thinking hat" problem here....
I recently purchased a Fostex MR8 digital recorder. I'd not try to go
into the recording business with this toy, but for playing around a home
with multitrack recording it's a fair bit of fun.
This unit records onto compactflash cards, which I can load onto my
linux box from a card reader. No problems here.
And, a program like audacity can read, modify and mix them. Again no
Unless the track is just a partial track with an offset. For example
(see the adl file below), I have recorded some tracks from the start of
the song. But, 2 tracks are just a little segment in the middle of the song.
I know that wav files can have offsets in them (I think), but it seems
from looking the the wav file headers that this isn't so here. And,
audacity certainly doesn't find the offset.
So, when I load all 5 tracks into audacity tracks 1 and 2 are aligned to
the start of the song. They should really start about 40 seconds in. I
can move the tracks in the program, but I'll never get them aligned.
But, wait, the MR8 seems to keep track of stuff in a file. I think that
the data in the <EVENT_LIST> section is what I need to look at. But, I'm
not sure just what the different fields mean. Anyone with some
I do know that the files MR80009.WAV, MR80003.WAV and MR80004.WAV are
recording of the complete song and MR80011.WAV and MR800012.WAV are
Guess what I'm asking is help in modifying the 2 files to push them into
the correct position.
Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
EMAIL: bvdp at uniserve.com
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