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    Boss BR1600 - Convert VR8 files to WAV with software ?

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    It would be much easier to fly many tracks into the computer
    at once, instead of one at a time. (The BR1600 takes a long time to
    process).

    Once in USB mode I can grab any folders I want, but once I get all that
    info onto my computer, does anybody know how I can convert
    VR8 files to Wav ?

    People all over the Internet are trying to do this. Somebody please help !

    Matt

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    I have solved a small part of the puzzle !

    If you rename the VR8 files to .RAW you can then play the file !
    However, it sounds about x4 times too fast !

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    If you know how many bits and what sample-rate the VR8 recordings are, and if they are uncompressed, use an audio editor "open as" function. You can then enter appropriate details for the file. Roland/Boss usually use Motorola data format (the two bytes of a 16bit word are in reverse order to that used in a Windows/Intel PC) and whether it's a stereo or mono track.
    So, if the song is 44.1Khz and used 16bit recording and the track mono, then the file is...
    16bit Raw pcm.
    Motorola byte order.
    44.1Khz.
    Mono.

    Having opened the file, and checked it plays correctly, save as "Microsoft PCM .WAV".
    As one door closes, another one slams in my face.

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    Converting VR8 files to WAV

    If you have a VR8 file you can use Audacity (free DAW and very simple) to convert the files to WAV. In Audacity main menu, "File">"Import">"Raw Data". Browse to your VR8 file and select it ("Open"). An "Import Raw Data" window will open. Use these settings:
    Encoding: Signed 16-bit PCM
    Byte order: Little-endian
    Channels: 1 Channel (Mono)
    Start offset: 0
    Amount to Import: 100%
    Sample rate: 44100

    Click "Import" you now have a file that you can export as an MP3, WAV, OGG, etc...

    With a little PC skill, you could write a macro to do all these operations with one click.

    Good luck

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