On Mon, 28 May 2012 00:34:04 +0200
Emanuel Rumpf wrote:
> 2012/5/27 Victor A. Stoichita :
All statements are good and correct except one.
Don't use a lossy compression format for samples (Flac is fine). You need as much quality as you can in the sampled instrument business. Doing a good recording is hard enough, you don't want to destroy it with technical errors like compressing your samples. That is even one which could be easily avoided by not doing anything at all :)
I don't even know why ogg is allowed for sfz, they should have known better.
1) You'll get audible artifacts once you record, mix and especially recompress then for the final mix.
2) Why the desire to compress at all? Sound quality aside I can only think of the filesize and nobody has to care about filesizes anymore. All harddrives are big enough, you can wait a bit longer for your download and Linuxsampler streams from the disk, so it doesn't matter if the file is bigger or not for your RAM.
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