In so far as A to D converters for Mac, I've used M-Audio (USB & FireWire) Focusrite (USB), Steinberg (USB) & Apogee (USB) devices in combination with Bias Peak 6, WaveLab & Sound Forge on three different generations of PowerBook, iMac, & MacBook Pro, all with very good results. So you might want to look into that. There are so many USB "A to D" converters out there and many by very reputable companies. You should have no problem using one of those. I have my old Bias Peak files on an old hard drive. I'll hook it up and see if either Sound Forge or WaveLab can read the markers. Many years ago I ran a test of compatibility between audio software just to see if the metadata info was carried over from program to program. As I did that I found that markers from program to program did indeed move from one program to another for "wave" files. So there was compatibility from Sound Forge to WaveLab, Audition, Nuendo, and RX both on "windows" and Mac. I didn't check Bias Peak 6 at the time. However, I'll look into it and find out. I'll keep you posted.
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 11:01:08 AM EDT, Tommy Sjöberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I would like to ask the gathered wisdom of ARSClist if there’s any solution to this problem.
For many years I’ve been a Mac user, and have digitized thousands of tapes using BIAS Peak. To aid in cataloging, I’ve put track markers in each file, and exported the regions for further use in the catalogue database. The MacPro that I’ve been using is now way beyond upgrading, and time has come to go the Windows way (I think).
My problem is this: which DAW software for PC can read and comprehend those Peak regions, in addition to act as recording software for 2 channels?
So far I’ve only tried Reaper (on Mac), and it is not savvy to those markers, deleting them on re-save. Ditto for Audition.