Trying to convert AC2 files
I recently tried to move my library of Instant Reply AC2 files to an Instant Replay 2 and found that the AC2 format is no longer supported. What shocked me is that there is no way to convert AC2 files to any other format! Initially, I couldn't believe this but the IR people confirmed it and said the only way to export my 1000 files was manually, going D/A and A/D in real time, and then manually re-entering each filename! I have also subsequently found in the IR manual that they point out the inability to convert AC2 files, but I guess no one where I work took note of that when deciding to use that format, a decision that was made long before I got here.
I am wondering if anyone ever thought of making some kind of box that could automate this process. If it's really true that AC2 can only go from its digital format to real-time analog, why can't there be something that looks like this:
IR-1 audio out --> A/D conversion to any new format --> store converted data on a computer
Connect computer to IR-2 digital in ---> store cuts in IR-2.
I would still have to manually enter the filenames but at least I wouldn't have to play 1000 cuts in real time.
Anyone else have this problem or know of a possible solution?