ArchiveReviewTM Software

Original archive disks and tapes recorded on an Eventide model VR320, VR240, or VR208HF logging recorder can now be played on any PC or laptop computer. Our new ArchiveReview software provides playback capability at a convenient location away from the recorder itself. Archive media recorded on an Eventide logger cannot be edited. The only option for destroying communications is to destroy the media itself. We accomplish this by recording audio using a proprietary algorithm that renders the recording tamper-proof. There once was a time when only Eventide hardware would search play these archives. Thanks to technological advances in PC software, our recordings can now be searched and played using the ArchiveReview software installed on any PC or laptop equipped with the appropriate SCSI archive drive.

The original, secure, and detailed recordings can now be:

Easily searched and played in a public forum. Searched, sorted, compiled for event recreation, and stored as .wav files. Transcribed into a PC word processing program without a physical connection to the recorder. Restricted, by individual password-protected user accounts, to specific channels and features.

Playback Controls and Indicators

The Media Player main window is a large dialog box with several groups of controls to assist with the search and playback of archive data.

Transport buttons - Icons similar to those found on most tape decks and VCRs. Easily play, stop, rewind, and fast-forward from the screen.
Volume control - Sets the overall volume level.
Speed control - Slow down or speed up the playback audio.
Time & date indicator - Displays the time and date of the current position in the archive.
Channel number - Displays which channel has been assigned to which location.
Assign button - Allows the user to assign a recorded channel from the archive to any one of these four locations.
Mute button - Allows the user to mute the output from this channel while leaving all other settings (volume, pan, channel assignment) untouched.
Volume control - Adjusts the individual channel's output volume.
Pan - Sets the output balance from far left to far right on each individual channel. Particularly convenient if you wish, for clarity, to hear two channels simultaneously, each through its own speaker.
Description - Displays the channel descriptor from the media.
Activity Display - Indicates activity or non-activity on each of the four assigned channels.

Channel Activity Window

This channel activity automatically appears below the play window. If desired, this window can be positioned anywhere on the screen to display activity for each available channel. This screen may also be hidden.


Time Display Window


This time display automatically appears above the play window to show the time associated with the current playback of the archive. It can be positioned anywhere on the screen or hidden. For viewing ease, the user may customize the display colors and/or size this screen as small or as large as the computer monitor allows.

Individual User Accounts

At least one password-protected administrator account must be created when the software is installed. An administrator has access to all features including the ability to grant or deny access to individual users. Users, passwords, and permissions can only be entered by the administrator.

A check mark in a Permissions box indicates user access to that option. A "depressed" channel number indicates the user has access to that channel. A virtually unlimited number of user accounts can be created.

Working with Call Records

View call records by choosing Show Call Records and Lists from the Database menu.  The file menu and playback controls at the top of the window do not change.  The channel view at the bottom of the window is replaced by the Call Records Database data.   Calls can be searched, filtered, and played from this screen.  Play lists can be created in the field above the call records list and then saved and recalled as required.  


Play calls    Double click any call in the database search results window and it will play.  The fast-forward and rewind on either end of the transport controls will skip to the previous or next call on the list.

Filter           A large database of communications can be easily reduced to include only calls relevant to the task at hand.  Complete some or all of the search criteria fields under the Search Parameters and then click Search.  Only those calls that fit the selected criteria will be displayed in the search results field. 

Working With .wav Files

Users may create individual .wav files while listening to communications from the archive. To recreate events, these individual files may be compiled into a single composite file. Both individual and composite files may be played, exported to a communications library, e-mailed, or edited.

Foot control

The furnished foot control is a tool designed to assist with the transcription of archive data. The software will respond to commands from the foot control while the operator is using another program for transcribing data. Therefore, the user may type into a text editor or word processor while simultaneously using the foot control. 

Computer Hardware and Software Requirements

bulletCPU: Intel Pentium with MMX, 233 MHZ or better
bulletRAM: 64 MB
bulletArchive Drive: Eventide-approved DVD-RAM or DDS drive with SCSI connection.
bulletMicrosoft Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0 w/ Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows 2000 and XP.
bulletAdaptec ASPI layer (supplied with ArchiveReview software;included with Windows 98 and NT).
bulletEventide ArchiveReview supplied on CD.

Archive Review manual

Updated October 2002
Specifications subject to change without notice.

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