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Gallery Announces Metacorder Audio Field Recorder

Enables CoreAudio hardware users to create an audio field recorder on a Powerbook (October 20, 2004)

Gallery UK today announces imminent availability of Metacorder 1.0, enabling users of CoreAudio hardware to create a full function audio field recorder on a Powerbook. Although existing audio hardware is perfect for field recording applications, users have been missing a dedicated software user interface and recorder for the demanding requirements of location sound recording. Metacorder replaces complex DAW software, rich with functions not relevant to field recording, and instead offers vital location-sound specific functionality such as 30 second pre-record, mirroring and metadata entry, all in a very intuitive and easy to use package.

Beyond the simple task of recording multichannel audio into Mono, Poly or Dual Poly Broadcast Wave files, Metacorder allows dual-media recording, automatically writing the same data to 2 drives. Metacorder also features a background mirror which automatically copies recorded files onto slower media such as DVD-Ram as soon as you press stop. MetaCorder can also burn completed soundrolls to DVD-R or CD-R in the background whilst you continue to record.

Metacorder reads LTC timecode through a spare audio input, and another input can be used for a slate mic, routed to all tracks when the slate button is pressed. An M-S decoder allows stereo monitoring of M-S configured microphones. Metacorder can also playback recordings whilst you continue to record new ones, offering on-set playback functionality. Numerous other location sound specific functions, position MetaCorder as the most powerful field recorder currently available, ideal for cart-based sound recording, or post-production transfer.

MetaCorder writes next generation iXML Metadata, and also Avid / Pro Tools compatible 'bext' metadata, as well as displaying important information like scene and take, in Finder comments.

MetaCorder costs $1795 / 995 / eu 1595 and is available through all good Gallery dealers and online at

About Gallery Software
Gallery Software are based in London, England. They specialise in providing powerful solutions to the demands of modern audio systems. Their range of products encompasses all aspects of audio for multimedia, post production and recording. They have been Digidesign Development Partners since 1992.

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iXML Metadata Standard information is available at


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