Session files include “metadata” which can include information about the project including the composer(s), engineers, etc. Metadata is stored inside the session file in a simple XML format.

The Metadata dialog is launched from the Session menu:

The User tab includes information about the primary user of Mixbus. This includes the Name, Email, Web, Organization and Country information. This is a global setting and will be applied to future sessions. This information is purely for convenience and for documentation purposes.

There are 3 specific ways that this information is used within Mixbus:

Email: automatically entered into the Freesound entry box in the Export dialog.
Organization: This text is stored in broadcast wave file metadata.
Country: This text is stored in broadcast wave file metadata.

The User information is stored outside the session file and is persistent across sessions.

The remaining tabs (Track, Album, People, and School) record data that is stored in the session file. The data is stored in an industry-standard XML format, and can be easily read and manipulated by 3rd party applications or scripts. Contact Harrison if you are interested in further development of Mixbus metadata.


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