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08.24.2008
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Sound Devices updates Wave Agent utility software for Mac and PC

Sound Devices has released a public beta version of its Wave Agent audio utility software. Designed to improve field production workflow, the new software provides comprehensive metadata editing tools for WAV and associate metadata files as well as file playback for sound files recorded with the company’s popular 7-Series digital recorders — the 702, 702T, 722 and 744T models as well as the new 788T.

Available immediately as a free download from the company’s Web site, Wave Agent helps users manage and edit Broadcast Wave file metadata (BEXT) and iXML metadata as well as allowing for batch editing of large file libraries. Wave Agent users can modify sound report templates to meet their project needs. Additionally, the software generates sound reports in PDF format, ensuring the reports can be viewed regardless of the editing application being used.

In addition to the administration of metadata, the software allows for the playback and conversion of any type of WAV file (poly, mono, bit depth, sample rate, etc.). Wave Agent converts WAV files between monophonic and polyphonic formats. It also features an intelligent batch mono-combine function. Users also have the ability to control the gain, pan, solo and mute during playback. To help correct sync issues in post, Wave Agent users can modify time code frame rates to correct mistaken frame-rate settings.

For more information, visit www.sounddevices.com.



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