(sound channels) – Reflects the number of apparent sound channels in the playback of a recording (monaural, stereophonic, quadraphonic, etc.).
Module MEI.header
@analog(optional)Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value of datatype string. att.bibl
@authURI(optional)The web-accessible location of the controlled vocabulary from which the value is taken. Value conforms to data.URI. att.authorized
@authority(optional)A name or label associated with the controlled vocabulary from which the value is taken. Value of datatype string. att.authorized
@label(optional)Provides a name or label for an element. The value may be any string. Value of datatype string. att.commonPart
@n(optional)Provides a number-like designation for an element. Value conforms to token. att.common
@num(optional)Records the channel configuration in numeric form. Value of datatype positiveInteger. soundChan
@translit(optional)Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.lang
@xml:base(optional)Provides a base URI reference with which applications can resolve relative URI references into absolute URI references. Value conforms to data.URI. att.commonPart
@xml:id(optional)Regularizes the naming of an element and thus facilitates building links between it and other resources. Each id attribute within a document must have a unique value. Value of datatype ID. att.id
@xml:lang(optional)Identifies the language of the element's content. The values for this attribute are language 'tags' as defined in BCP 47. All language tags that make use of private use sub-tags must be documented in a corresponding language element in the MEI header whose id attribute is the same as the language tag's value. Value of datatype language. att.lang
Member of
Contained by
May contain
<memberOf key="att.common"/>
<memberOf key="att.authorized"/>
<memberOf key="att.bibl"/>
<memberOf key="att.lang"/>
<memberOf key="model.physDescPart"/>
<rng:ref name="model.textphraseLike.limited" />

The number of apparent playback channels can differ from the number of physical channels of the recording medium, i.e., 2-track monophonic recordings. In this example, the soundChan element should record the fact that there is a single output channel, while the trackConfig element should capture the existence of two physical tracks. This element is analogous to MARC field 344 subfield g.