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Logic 8 Recording vocals

Discussion in 'Logic 8' started by Taybot, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Taybot

    Taybot Senior member

    I'm trying to learn to record vocals in logic 8 but I noticed my vocal track is being recorded as a wav file. The book that is teaching me how to do this shows them being recorded as aiff. Don't wav files take up way more space? How do I make it so my vocal takes become AIF instead of WAV?

    Thanks a bunch!
  3. daveyboy

    daveyboy Senior member

    No more space. I'd just leave it as is but, if you want to change it go to the Preferences/audio/general. The thing that takes up more disc space is sample rate and bit depth.
  4. Taybot

    Taybot Senior member

    ok gotcha that is good to know thanks! what is the difference between aif and wav then?
  5. Ken Adams

    Ken Adams Member

    Wav files were and are still the default MS Windows audio file format. AIF was and is Apple's audio file format. In reality, the two are pretty much interchangeable and have the same quality, but WAV files are a little bit more cross platform friendly as pretty much all computers Windows, Apple or what have you will play WAV files. There may be some deeper technical differences, but in a nutshell that's it. So there's no disadvantage to leaving your preferences set to WAV.
  6. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Also, the current incarnation of wav files used on most platforms these days is broadcast wave format (BWF). This has the added advantage of including / embedding time stamping information with each file as it is recorded. So, that is one advantage over aiff.

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