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[MJA] Digital Audio Recording Format

[MJA] Micro Job Aid

  • The following information is applicable to all computing platforms
  • The best quality for saving digital audio recordings is a lossless format
  • A lossless digital format retains all the data that was captured during recording

Save audio recordings in  WAV  format

For transferring audio files across the Internet, use  FLAC  format.
(FLAC = zip for audio players and editors)


Caveat For MAC GarageBand Users

- Does not easily export WAV via Share

- Share exports lossy formats (i.e., OGG, MP3)

- Can obtain WAV via the following demo


More detailed information available @ http://www.delora.com/tips_and_trends/export_garageband/export_garageband.html


References

WAV - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAV

FLAC - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flac

OGG - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogg_audio

MP3 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP3

 

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