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SampleScience
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Postby SampleScience; Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:41 pm Good free wav file metadata tagger?

I'm looking for a good free wav file metadata tagger in which I could tag my wav files with genre, bpm, rootkey etc. information. Is there any free option or it's better to choose a payware software for this? I'm open to any suggestions, thanks!
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planetearth
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Postby planetearth; Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:36 pm Re: Good free wav file metadata tagger?

Which OS and DAW are you using?

I don't think you have many options for metadata in standard .WAV files, but you can store quite a bit in "Broadcast" .WAV files. If your DAW supports exporting those, you can put all sorts of info into them (including images, I believe). You can probably do that with any of the free .WAV editors out there, though your DAW might support some of that, too.

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Postby SampleScience; Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:14 pm Re: Good free wav file metadata tagger?

Any OS will do. I use FL Studio, Acid Music, Cubase LE and Ableton Live 8. But I don't think those DAW will ad metadate related to the genre of sounds in which the wav file can be categorized. Unless you can embed this kind of metadate in acid wavs?
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Postby murnau; Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:27 pm Re: Good free wav file metadata tagger?

you can use the excellent free audacity (it's under File->Edit Metadata..)
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Postby planetearth; Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:14 pm Re: Good free wav file metadata tagger?

murnau wrote:you can use the excellent free audacity (it's under File->Edit Metadata..)
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Good call, murnau. Audacity is a pretty good "DAW"/multi-track audio editor. I've had problems getting it to work with certain audio drivers, but if all you're looking to do is edit the metadata, that shouldn't matter.

Wavosaur is another good, free, 2-track audio editor, but I didn't see anything on its website about editing metadata. Still, it's a very easy to use standalone executable (no installation required), and you can know within 5 minutes if it'll do what you want.

Good luck!

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Postby dijo; Sun May 11, 2014 8:55 pm Re: Good free wav file metadata tagger?

You should know that there are several ways to tag wav files. You can find info on that, and a list of programs (some are free) on this website - WAV & BWF Metadata Guide
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Postby SampleScience; Fri May 16, 2014 1:07 pm Re: Good free wav file metadata tagger?

Thanks! Useful site.
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Postby fedexnman; Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:35 pm Re: Good free wav file metadata tagger?

I believe Studio One 2 Free .... You'd have to load your wav into it like a song or project .
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Postby aMUSEd; Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:35 pm Re: Good free wav file metadata tagger?

http://kid3.sourceforge.net

the best I've tried - especially for batch tagging

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