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  • llear
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    Joined: Sep 14th, 2007, 03:55
    CAF vs AIFF vs WAVE
    Hello. I have always used AIFF, WAVE or SDll for audio format. I am working on a large project which most likely will not make past mp3 and the web (no mastering house). I will be sharing references files with my Logic buddy in new york. If I record in CAF is it a nonissue as I will bounce before uploading? Also if at a later date I decide to mix for a real mastering house will recording in CAF effect the quality. Thanks in advance.
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  • Bj
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    Joined: Sep 19th, 2007, 01:27
    Re: CAF vs AIFF vs WAVE
    Hi llear, CAF is now Logics Native Format. Quote: " If I record in CAF is it a nonissue as I will bounce before uploading ? " Correct... When you Bounce you can easily Select which format to Bounce to. I have noticed no depreciable difference between the sound quality of CAF/WAV/AIFF. Hope this Helps, Cheers
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: CAF vs AIFF vs WAVE
    To add to what Bj has already said... CAF may well be the future audio format on the Mac. It doesn't have the 2GB file size limitation that Aiffs and standard Wave files have. However, it's not as widely accepted as Wave or even Aiff files just yet... :)
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  • llear
    Posts: 36
    Joined: Sep 14th, 2007, 03:55
    Re: CAF vs AIFF vs WAVE
    Thank you. That makes perfect sense. CAF it is...
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  • llear
    Posts: 36
    Joined: Sep 14th, 2007, 03:55
    Re: CAF vs AIFF vs WAVE
    Thank you. Makes sense. I will track in CAF and bounce to AIFF or WAVE. Thanks again.
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: CAF vs AIFF vs WAVE
    No probs! Let us know if you need any help or have any Qs! :)
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Posts: 545
    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 06:04
    Re: CAF vs AIFF vs WAVE
    Hey Guys, Is CAF a type of "raw" PCM file (like aiffs and wavs are) or is it in any way compressed (even if it's a type of "lossless" file)? Thanks.
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  • Bj
    Posts: 293
    Joined: Sep 19th, 2007, 01:27
    Re: CAF vs AIFF vs WAVE
    Hi Ski, Found this Explanation... "CAF is Core Audio Format that is a file format for storing audio, developed by Apple Computer. The CAF file can store audio data as well as text annotations, markers, channel layouts, and other information. Similar to the QuickTime MOV file format. CAF file can contain many different audio formats, metadata tracks, and more. Not limited to 4 GB file size, a single CAF file can theoretically hold hundreds of years of audio. Core Audio Format is designed to overcome limitations of older digital audio formats, including AIFF and WAV." For more details see this Link: http://www.myformatfactory.com/CAF Doesn't directly answer the points in your question, but it's a start... Cheers, Bj
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Posts: 545
    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 06:04
    Re: CAF vs AIFF vs WAVE
    Bj, thanks so much for that info and linky! BTW, are you the same Bj (but perhaps of a different spelling) that I know from the Apple/Logic forum and Logic Pro Help?
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  • Bj
    Posts: 293
    Joined: Sep 19th, 2007, 01:27
    Re: CAF vs AIFF vs WAVE
    Hi Ski, Re the Info and Link... you are most Welcome. Re the name... no, not related to the other BJs. Cheers :)
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