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Logic 9 FLAC Files

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by qa2635, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. qa2635

    qa2635 New Member

    Does LOGIC allow you to import FLAC files. I guess this is a new type of file that is like a MP3 file but better? Just asking just in case some of my clients start bringing me those types of files.
  3. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    I've been wondering about flac files as well. I'm starting to hear a lot about them. Just what we need - a new format!! :D

    FTR, no; I don't think Logic will import them. Although I'm not certain.
  4. FLAC is actually more similar to ALAC (Apple Lossless) in that it is.. lossless. But in terms of compatibility, it's more similar to Ogg. In other words, the format has been around for a while, Apple has its own version of the same with no licensing worries, and there's no direct support.

    But it's very easy to throw them into Max or a similar converter and spit out AIFF, WAV, mp4, or whatever you need. http://sbooth.org/Max/
  5. Doug Zangar

    Doug Zangar Senior member

    I just had a student in a Logic class show me FLAC - I had known nothing about them. I could not get Logic to recognize them in any way.

    Then someone tonight else is talking to me about Ogg files. I've looked into these formats a little and I don't see a clear advantage in using them, especially at this point, where they are far from ubiquitous. Please educate me......
  6. willnubu

    willnubu Senior member

    It might they're used for piracy. These two formats I think are "free" to use for the public and if a person wants to put some commercial artist music on a file sharing site, companies like Apple & Microsoft won't come after them for using their audio format for illegal activity
  7. Doug Zangar

    Doug Zangar Senior member

    Ah, possible. However, in my case the few people I've talked to seemed unlikely candidates for that. One of them liked the sound quality/file size ratio - I believe that was for the Ogg format.

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