Well, thanks a lot for that warm welcome. I know my place now .
I guess you are reading something in my message, that I certainly didn´t mean to say…
My stance is not ´I don´t want phase reversals !!1!´.
My stance was : using a tag for that, is not an efficient or elegant solution.
If you need a tag for every possible DSP action, then the amount of required tags will very quickly grow out of control.
Read : it will hurt your usability in the end.
Very similar case is : left and right are switched in a recording. Would you switch them back yourself, or would you set a tag, and (hope to) rely on the playback software of various vendors to do that for you upon play ?
I know what I would do. Fix it, so it plays well on anything.
As you say : for instance, this could indeed be implemented as part of DPS-per-track. Much more elegant, integrated, and avoids the need for a gazillion different tags.
Not that I need DSP-per-track myself. But at least it is elegant-ish. Much more so, than a phase tag, an L/R tag, a bass boost tag and who-knows-what-more.
Phase inversions can be done in any audio editor you like. It´s one of the most basic edits. Audacity (freeware) will certainly work. Perhaps there are more user friendy or purpose-specific tools, I haven´t searched.The calculation itself is extremely fast, should take much less than a second per track.
Don´t be offended, okay ? I´m having a friendly discussion. Not a strange thing to do on a forum…