I'm reminded of a story/joke:
Three men were traveling on an Interstate Hwy. during a nasty storm. One
of the men was a Hydraulic Engineer, the 2ND was an Electrical Engineer
& the 3rd was an IT Engineer. As the three were traveling along, the car
suddenly quit & it was pouring down rain. The driver coasted to the side
of the road & tried to restart the engine. No such luck. The Hydraulic
Engineer said: “Well, I can check all of the fluids to make sure that
everything is OK.” The Electrical Engineer said: “And, I will check the
electrical system” while the IT Engineer asked: “Why don’t we just get
out of the car & get back in again.”
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 12/9/2020 10:01 PM, John Haley wrote:
> We used to say: if our cars crashed as often as our computers, we'd all be
> John Haley
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2020, 9:08 PM Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> As Lou said: "Mac's have no problem with Wav files." In fact, a Mac PC
>> will handle all of the flavors of audio files that a Windoze PC will.
>> Although Wav is the accepted archival format, IIRC, AIFF is a Pulse Code
>> Modulation (PCM) file with a different wrapper.
>> I spent in excess of 20 years with both a Mac & a Windows PC on my desk,
>> usually controlled by one keyboard & one mouse. My takeaway from all of
>> that: "They are all computers & they all crash."
>> My $ 0.02
>> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
>> On 12/9/2020 11:21 AM, Martin Fisher wrote:
>>> Hey Lou and thanks for your input.
>>> I thought that Macs could handle WAV's although a lot of Mac folks that
>> I've worked with seem to prefer AIFF files. (I will admit that I really
>> haven't done a lot of research into the whys and wherefores of Apple
>> formats. The main reason I use the PC platform is that it's what I'm
>> familiar with and I like the software that is available and most of my
>> hardware and software is currently geared toward it. Additionally, I've
>> had to interface with a Mac from time to time and didn't like it. The
>> television station I worked for bought an audio console with a Mac
>> interface and I always HATED having to get into it. Not that I'm knocking
>> Apple one bit....just call me an "ole dawg." The non-2G cap is certainly a
>> plus though....along with the apparently better stability of the
>> platform/OS. Certainly no arguments there.)
>>> Best! :-)
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <
>> [log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Lou Judson
>>> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2020 12:52 PM
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>>> Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] file format - Digitizing Audio Interface
>>> Two comments, Martin, from a professional who only uses Macs:
>>> WAV is absolutely the standard for audio preservation and production, on
>> Macs and on other computers.
>>> I just wanted to counter the implication that using Apple computers
>> might require some other file format. WAV is the standard everywhere. Macs
>> can use larger than 2G files, though. I have some 3 gig, 98 minute
>> transfers that I like to keep whole!
>>> I believe that 96/24 is also the preservation standard, as you said. I’m
>> working on an archving project for GRAMMY and they specified 96/24.
>>> I can understand you wanting 192 capability, though I’ve never used it.
>>> Lou Judson
>>> Intuitive Audio
>>>> On Dec 9, 2020, at 10:40 AM, Martin Fisher <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> There are other useable file types but WAV is pretty much the PC
>> standard. (I ain't made the move to Apple yet and don't intend to soon.)