need advise on which settings to use

Ask questions and get answers on how to make Max behave.
Post Reply
craniotomy
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:50 pm

need advise on which settings to use

Post by craniotomy » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:08 am

Thanks for the advise. I have learned a lot about these things in the past few days. What I still do not understand is this.

I've decided to build my back-up library with AIFF files. I can encode them from I tunes, but Max offers more options into how to encode them. Is Itunes ok, or should I use max? Question is, which setting is best, are any too good- meaning they can actually degrade the sound?? 8 bits, 16bits, 32 bits, signed, unsigned, gsm, u law, A law, 64 bit float, etc? Any advice on what settings to use would be helpful.

Thanks,
Matt

User avatar
sbooth
Site Admin
Posts: 2445
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:45 am
Location: USA
Contact:

Post by sbooth » Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:01 am

I would use 16-bit signed integer files- this is the way it comes off CDs.

craniotomy
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:50 pm

Post by craniotomy » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:40 am

Thank you very much. Do you know if that's the same that I-tunes uses?

User avatar
sbooth
Site Admin
Posts: 2445
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:45 am
Location: USA
Contact:

Post by sbooth » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:31 am

craniotomy wrote:Thank you very much. Do you know if that's the same that I-tunes uses?
I'm not sure- to find out, you could always rip a track to AIFF in iTunes and then open it in QuickTime player, and Get Info on the file. That should tell you the kind of file it is.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests