[TAG] wav files from MR8 recorder
jimregan at o2.ie
Wed Nov 16 05:16:35 MSK 2005
Bob van der Poel wrote:
> 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
> 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.
About 42 seconds in? Look at the end of the entries:
00.00.42.05L0244 00.01.26.08L0254 _
My guess is the second time field is the length of the track.
> 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
> experience here?
> 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.
I'll get back to you on that. I can't think of it off the top of my
head, and it's too late to look now, but I'll look at it tomorrow.
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