FLAC

FLAC

FLAC (/flæk/; Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio, developed by the Xiph.Org Foundation, and is also the name of the free software project producing the FLAC tools, the reference software package that includes...
FLAC

MP3 (Audio Formats)

MP3 (formally MPEG-1 Audio Layer III or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III)[4] is a coding format for digital audio. Originally defined as the third audio format of the MPEG-1 standard, it was retained and further extended—defining additional bit-rates and support for more audio...
WAV (Audio Format)

WAV (Audio Format)

WAV is one of the most commonly used lossless audio formats. Waveform Audio File Format (WAVE, or WAV due to its filename extension; pronounced “wave” or /ˈwæv/ WAV[6])[3][7][8][9] is an audio file format standard, developed by IBM and Microsoft, for...
Headroom (Audio Signal Processing)

Headroom (Audio Signal Processing)

Headroom (audio signal processing) In digital and analog audio, headroom refers to the amount by which the signal-handling capabilities of an audio system exceed a designated nominal level.[1] Headroom can be thought of as a safety zone allowing transient audio peaks...
Headroom (Audio Signal Processing)

Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

A digital audio workstation (DAW) is an electronic device or application software used for recording, editing and producing audio files. DAWs come in a wide variety of configurations from a single software program on a laptop, to an integrated stand-alone unit, all...