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  • #46284
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    avalanchis
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    Is there some way to set the date on my QU-16 mixer so that the .WAV files that are stored to the USB drive have the correct date/time?

    Thanks!

    Alan

    #46286
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    [XAP]Bob
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    I don’t think the QU *has* a concept of date, so no, not really….

    It has been requested – I suggested that grabbing the time from a connected QuPad would be a good idea.

    One of the simplest thing to test this theory is to make multiple recordings, they always have a zero time stamp…

    #46287
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    avalanchis
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    OK, thanks! I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing it somewhere.

    It’s really odd finding your files are dated 1969 or whatever.

    We’ve taken to announcing the date at the start of our recording sessions so we can figure it out later.

    #46293
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    dpdan
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    yea, 1969 was a hoot when I saw that on my Qu24 files

    #47290
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    Studiodawg
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    1969 is the year Allen & Heath started…”Allen & Heath was in the vanguard of the first wave of great British mixer companies, starting life at the heart of London’s swinging music scene in 1969. In those early days Allen & Heath hand built mixers for the top bands of the era, including Genesis, Pink Floyd and The Who.”

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    Andreas
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    #47293
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    MikeShand
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    I’m surprised its 1969. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it were 1st jan 1970 since that is time zero in Unix time (00:00:00 UTC).

    #47300
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    You’re assuming it’s a unix system.

    I suspect the date is simply unset, pretty sure the mac shows it as 1980

    #47302
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    avalanchis
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    Unix date/time is pretty much the standard for all computers these days. Windows, Mac, whatever. Mac OS X is based on unix.

    My mac shows it as 1969.

    #47304
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    BSD to be picky 😉

    The QU runs a home brew though, so anything goes. I’d like it to take a time stamp from a connected QuPad if available, but hey – it does the job

    #84483
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    Lukree
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    Damn, it really sucks when trying to find relevant files later from the usb stick when all the files are dated 1970. You’d think that it would be harder to save the files WITHOUT some sort of date nowadays. Really hoping that there would be a firmware update for this.

    #84490
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    garyh
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    I’ve started recording multitrack with Tracks Live on a laptop. I attach the portable hard drive I was previously using for the qu-drive, to the laptop, and point the Tracks Live project to it. I use the date as the project name and wavs are dated. I created a template that has all the channels named and armed for recording so I just have to load Tracks Live, select the template, name the project, and hit record. The wav files are named the same as the channel names. The added bonus is I can record all 24 tracks of our qu-24 if needed.

    #84492
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    Lukree
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    It totally defeats the purpose I got this mixer for – multitrack recording easily without a laptop! 😀

    #84496
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    garyh
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    We got our qu-24 for its reputation and ease of migrating from an analog board to digital. The qu-drive was a bonus. I used qu-drive for several years with no problems. We recently replaced our Windows 7 laptop, so since we were no longer using it, I thought I’d try out Tracks Live. It worked great, so that’s what I use now. I understand not everyone wants or can use a laptop. Regarding dates on the qu-drive wav files, maybe use sticky notes to keep track of dates for the qu-drive recording session folders. A little old school, but hey, whatever works.

    #84509
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    MarkPAman
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    It only takes me a few seconds to “Rename N items” once I have access to files from a computer. I usually replace the start of the file name, and end up with something like:
    “YYMMDD_NAME_###”.
    ### being track number from the QuDrive.

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