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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Recording File Formats

Along with bit depth and sample frequency, another setting that can greatly affect the sound and the size of your audio file (recording) is your choice of audio file format. Using different file formats can become messy because there are so many to choose from. Windows computers’ default audio file format is the WAV file, and a Mac computer’s default audio file format is the AIFF file. If you listen very closely on a good system, you may be able to hear the difference between the different file formats recorded at the same bit depth and sample frequency on the same system. Cubase offers four high-quality choices when it comes to file format: WAV, AIF, Broadcast WAV, and WAV 64. The four formats can be selected from the ...

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