Designed for Production Sound Mixers and Post Production Editors, Wave Agent provides a comprehensive and indispensable range of tools for preparing audio files for problem-free passage through complex production workflows. Available for Mac and Windows.
32-Track WAV File Playback
Wave Agent can playback up to 32 tracks of polyphonic or monophonic Broadcast WAV files and standard WAV files from any source.
The Playback Mixer provides multi-channel monitoring, metering, and mixing of tracks.
View and edit Broadcast WAV file metadata, supporting both bEXT and iXML chunks.
View and edit Scene, Take, Track Names, Notes, Project, Tape, Start Time Code, Frame Rates, and more.
Ability to alter the sample rate header to enable off-speed playback.
Poly Split and Mono Combine
Wave Agent can split polyphonic WAV files into mono files, or join separate, related monophonic WAV files into a single polyphonic WAV file.
Edit, rename and convert one or multiple monophonic or polyphonic WAV files with Wave Agent’s batch editor.
788T Control Mode
788T Control Mode interfaces with the 788T via USB. Provides real-time monitoring of 788T meters and time code display, start / stop recording and take list access with live metadata editing.
Sound Reports can be customized and exported as a PDF or a CSV (Comma Separated Value) file via the Reports window.
Windows (7, Vista, XP) and Mac OS (10.4+) compatible.
Correction of time code stamps and frame rates.
Multi-channel metering and monitor mixer.
User-configurable graphic user interface (GUI) with drag and drop operation.
Some macOS Catalina users have reported issues when installing Wave Agent. If Wave Agent is crucial to your workflow, Sound Devices recommends maintaining a previous version of macOS.
On rare occasions, upon restarting a Mac, the computer may freeze on the Apple logo. If this happens, restart Mac in Safe Mode by holding down the left SHIFT key upon restart. Launch Disk Utility, run First Aid allow First Aid to repair permissions then re-start the computer.
Note: Wave Agent does not support 32-bit Float files.
For instructions on installing Wave Agent on macOS Catalina, read the tech note.
Sound Devices Wave Agent 1.20 Overview
Wave Agent is Sound Devices Mac OS and Windows WAV file utility. It offers multi-track playback (up to 32-tracks), metadata editing, and poly/mono split/combine utilities.
Wave Agent is a simple, powerful tool to aid sound mixers in previewing audio files and performing essential metadata editing. In most cases, Wave Agent installs with no troubles in Mac OS. If you do have installation troubles, the steps below can help get Wave Agent up and running in the Mac OS environment.
Wine is a Windows application loader for the Linux operating system with a well-established history. Using wine, it is possible to install and run the Windows version of Wave Agent beta on Linux, with a few limitations. Wine is available in the official repositories of most popular Linux distributions.
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