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Old 08-29-2007, 02:55 PM
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Default WAV or AIFF file type on MAC PT HD3 ACELL ? ? QUALITY ? ?

Hello

I've been running WAV audio file type in my MAC G5, Dual 2.0, OS 10.4.8 and PT HD3 ACELL, 7.3.1

Is there any reason I should be running AIFF audio file type?

I could not find much in the manuel.

May I ask what you are running and why do you choose WAV or AIFF ?

I do audio only, no video. Is there any audio quality difference?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Old 08-29-2007, 03:45 PM
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There is no sonic difference - WAV is better for file exchange across platforms and includes the BWF chunk.

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Old 08-29-2007, 03:49 PM
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Both are uncompressed audio.
WAV sessions (better integration with others) and AIFF mixes if you have an application like Jam 6 that prefers AIFF or all AIFF (session and mixes).
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:30 AM
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It's pretty much about which acronym you find the most attractive. I like how AIFF sounds magnificently techy, while WAV is way too descriptive to be cool. As for session intercompatibility, this is hardly an issue anymore. All widely used DAWs accross all widely used computer platforms work equally well with the two formats. And they should as, appart from header info, the files are pretty much the same.
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:27 AM
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The timestamp in an AIFF file is proprietary to Pro Tools.. the BWF chunk timestamp is accessible by every application which supports BWF files.

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Both are PCM formats, only the headers differ, and here BWF is the one offering additional information (two time-stamps) and is also the more widely used format. The Grammy P&E Wing recommends using WAV file format, regardless of OS and system platform.
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The Grammy P&E Wing recommends using WAV file format, regardless of OS and system platform.
Yes, exactly. AIFF used to be *the* non-Windows format, but today people are no longer wanting to be different. Everything has been standardized from mouse connections to file formats, so today it is wiser to use standardized stuff rather than trying to hold on to the past.

WAV is now the de-facto standard format. Reason being that audio itself is the same, but broadcast wave has better header and is therefore better choice. And even if your session was WAV, you can still use AIFF files without conversion (TDM only, LE has to convert). So it's a win-win situation.
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Both are uncompressed audio.
WAV sessions (better integration with others) and AIFF mixes if you have an application like Jam 6 that prefers AIFF or all AIFF (session and mixes).
Jam 6 works fine with WAV files. Not sure what you mean by it preferring AIFF files.
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I΄ve had big problems with Logic Pro (DAE) and WAV. I was recording, the waveform looked good but the audio was noise. Can anyone confirm?
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