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November 7th, 2005

Recording from inside a parked car of rain falling on the roof. The car
was parked under a large tree resulting in very large drops hitting the
roof & creating loud impacts with a slight metal resonance from the


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    Bram 9 years, 5 months ago

    *sigh* what ignorance. captainswarming, flac *is* lossless. Please read:



    If lossless compression doesn't exist, then explain me how ZIP works? :-)

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    captainswingarm 9 years, 5 months ago

    flac is not lossless. It just sounds a bit less lossy compared to compression methods. Compression is achieved by removing data. Even .wav are lossy - everything over 22KHz is discarded. I personally can't hear the difference between a high bit-rate mp3 and a flac, and since all major audio software supports mp3 but not flac, i don't see the need for it. Why use Audition when I've paid for Sound Forge and Pro Tools? I'm all for open-source and free-ness, but I'm also for ease of use. I don't need yet another piece of software to deal with yet another file format (like matroska - grr!)

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    dobroide 9 years, 5 months ago

    Hey, Flac files are lossless and half as bulky as wav. Converting them back to wav is *very* easy, just search a bit around. There exists also a plugin to load flac directly into Audition, and it's great!

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    captainswingarm 9 years, 5 months ago

    ... so no-one can use it. If you can't use it in sound forge, pro-tools or logic, I don't really see the point. It's not even a compressed format. A wav wouldn't be much larger and everyone could use it. Still... nice recording.

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    Bram 9 years, 10 months ago

    flac is a superb format and freesound supports it, so, ...

    - bram

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4.6 MB
44100.0 Hz
16 bit
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