Broadcast Wave Files

Nov 13, 2008 at 11:13pm

Broadcast Wave Files

Does MaxMSP have any methods for writing broadcast wave metadata? It seems that no one has written an external for it. buffer~ can be sent the ‘writewave’ message, is there a way to add BWF metadata to that?

Anyone have any ideas? I’m open to writing my own java thing for it, but I’m a bit lost with it right now.

#40836
Nov 14, 2008 at 6:58am

On 14-nov.-08, at 00:13, mushoo wrote:

> Does MaxMSP have any methods for writing broadcast wave metadata?

No.

> It seems that no one has written an external for it.

I have some C code somewhere dealing with the bwf chunk (I wrote a very
specialized converter years ago –
http://home.scarlet.be/~rs041680/cantar2sadie/), but nothing ready to
be put in an external and no time to continue this project.

> buffer~ can be sent the ‘writewave’ message, is there a way to add
> BWF metadata to that?

No.

> Anyone have any ideas? I’m open to writing my own java thing for it,
> but I’m a bit lost with it right now.

Why do you need bwf? Can’t you add your metadatas with another software
afterwards?

p
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#144923
Nov 14, 2008 at 8:11am

I’m trying to write an intermediary program to interface a filemaker pro database with Pro Tools, via apple events. So far it’s been rather difficult to come up with much information at all, and it’s looking like I’ll have to bite the bullet and learn Objective C.

The goal is to take normal wave files, and information about them from the filemaker database, and combine the two into a BWF that has also been converted to match the Pro Tools session settings.

#144924
Nov 18, 2008 at 7:57am

This might help:

http://www.sounddevices.com/notes/recorders/wa-105/

Wave Agent is a powerful metadata editor, for real free.

#144925
Nov 18, 2008 at 8:10am

Yes, but I need to be able to do it without user intervention. Metadata would come from a pre-existing filemaker database and be inserted automatically when the user grabs a file to send to his computer.

Quote: Nick Masiuk wrote on Tue, 18 November 2008 00:57
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> This might help:
> http://www.sounddevices.com/notes/recorders/wa-105/
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> Wave Agent is a powerful metadata editor, for real free.
>
>
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