As a contributor to this document, yes, as you mentioned, our goal was
to steer folks away from internal cards. There are a lot of variables
that led us to that conclusion.
I just hope you aren't saving .bwv files...both .wav files and
Broadcast Wave files use the same file extension (.wav).
Martin, as a MTSU grad (1982), if you need a bunch of files converted
to BWF let me know and we'll try to help out!
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On Nov 30, 2012, at 1:51 PM, Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 11/30/2012 10:27 AM, Martin Fisher wrote:
>> Thanks to Bruce and Richard for their replies. I should probably outline my reasons for asking in the first place. We're working on a Grammy Foundation grant to digitize a number of tapes. We currently have M-Audio Delta 1010 and Delta 66 interfaces which allow for a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz at 24 bits. Aside from the fact that the sampling frequency and bit rates just squeak by and the units have break out boxes I question whether this statement on page 2 of Grammy's methodology document relegates the Deltas to the garbage can.
>> Use of internal computer audio converters and sound cards are not allowed for analog to digital conversion
> That's just plain wrong; there are some excellent in-the-computer
> interfaces out there, including CardDeluxe and Lynx. I understand why
> the requirement is in there, though; they want to make sure grantees
> don't use a SoundBlaster or the usual junk built onto the motherboard.
> Well, external Lynx is excellent.
>> In addition, our Sound Forge 9 software does not support (output) broadcast wave files but there is a program called BWAVWriter that will convert regular WAVs to BWAVs.
>> I don't know whether this satisfies the requirements or not.
>> Basically I'm looking for hardware/software that will allow the simultaneous capturing of up to eight analogue audio channels at 192 kHz/24-bit rendered in a BWAV format.
> Whether it records as .wav or .bwv is strictly a function of the
> software. Reaper should do the job for you.