[MJA] Digital Audio Recording Format

Modified from original, published on Athabasca Landing site:
https://landing.athabascau.ca/blog/view/137973/mja-digital-audio-recording-format
July 20, 2012 – 11:47am


[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)

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

References

WAVhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAV

FLAChttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flac

OGGhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogg_audio

MP3http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP3