BR-532: How to use the BR Wav Converter Software

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The BR Wav Converter software provides an easy and fast way to convert tracks from your BR recorder into Wav files which can be used on your computer or convert wav files into tracks on your BR. Your BR recorder can do these functions internally through Import/Export, however, the BR Wav Converter does this procedure on your computer instead of within the BR, speeding the process. The Wav Converter will also work on a BR recorder with a full memory card, which the Export function will not. Here’s how you use it:

EXPORTING FROM BR TO YOUR COMPUTER

1) Take the memory card out of the BR-532 and put it in a card reader.
2) Insert the card reader into a USB port on your computer. The BR will appear on your computer with a drive letter (ie: E: or F: ) You can close any windows that open, but you’ll need to know this drive letter in Step 4.
3) Run the BR WAV Converter by double clicking it. NOTE: The BRWC is given to you in a .zip or .sit file which you will need to extract before use.
4) Using the Drive Pulldown Box in the top lefthand corner of the screen, select the drive letter associated with the BR during step 2.
5) Using the Song Pulldown Box, select the song you wish to work with.
6) At this point, you should see green squares on the grid. These green squares represent tracks with audio on them in your song. The columns (up and down) represent the tracks. The top square in each column is V-Track 1 and each row represents the other V-Tracks. In other words, the second square down in the first column is track 1-V2.
7) If you wish to export a stereo pair, you need to click the L/R button at the bottom of the column you’re going to export. For example: If you bounced your song to 34V2, you would go to the bottom of columns 3 & 4 and click the L/R button.
8) Click the track or tracks you wish to export. They will turn orange. If it’s a stereo track, make sure you’ve linked them using the L/R button. You could also click the ALL button to select all tracks.
9) Click EXPORT at the bottom left hand corner.
10) Click GO.
11) Using the dropdown tab for SAVE IN, select the destination folder. If you’re unsure where to save it, select DESKTOP.
12) Type a filename of your choice into the FILENAME box, and click SAVE.
13) That’s it! Now you’ve got a wav file you can listen to on your computer, burn to a cd, or edit with your favorite software.
14) Close the BR Wav Converter software and make sure you use Safely Remove Hardware or Eject before removing the USB connection.

IMPORTING FROM YOUR COMPUTER TO YOUR BR

IMPORTANT NOTE: You’ll need have a song on your BR to put the files in. You can make a new song or import to an existing song.

1) Take the memory card out of the BR-532 and put it in a card reader.
2) Insert the card reader into a USB port on your computer. The BR will appear on your computer with a drive letter (ie: E: or F: ) You can close any windows that open, but you’ll need to know this drive letter in Step 4.
3) Run the BR WAV Converter by double clicking it. NOTE: The BRWC is given to you in a .zip or .sit file which you will need to extract before use.
4) Using the Drive Pulldown Box in the top lefthand corner of the screen, select the drive letter associated with the BR during step 2.
5) Using the Song Pulldown Box, select the song you wish to work with.
6) The squares in the grid represent each of the tracks in your song. If you’re importing into an existing song, any existing tracks will be green. The columns (up and down) represent the tracks. The top square in each column is V-Track 1 and each row represents the other V-Tracks. In other words, the second square down in the first column is track 1-V2.
7) Click the track or tracks you wish to import to. It should turn orange. If it’s a stereo track, make sure both sides are orange.
8) Click IMPORT in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
9) Click GO.
10) You will be prompted to browse for a Wav file. Browse to the file you’d like to import and click Open.
11) That’s it! The wav file will be converted into a track you can use in your BR!
12) Close the BR Wav Converter software and make sure you use Safely Remove Hardware or Eject before removing the USB connection.