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We used to say: if our cars crashed as often as our computers, we'd all be
dead.

Best,
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
>
> CB
>
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> www.baileyzone.net
>
> 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!  :-)
> >
> > Martin
> >
> >
> >
> > -----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
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] file format - Digitizing Audio Interface
> recommendations
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 2c,
> > <L>
> > Lou Judson
> > Intuitive Audio
> > 415-883-2689
> >
> >> On Dec 9, 2020, at 10:40 AM, Martin Fisher <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>   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.)
>