On 5/30/11 10:02 AM, Robert Klajn wrote:
> I really welcome the idea of multiformat input in our child called Airtime.
> If there are no problems with metadata, than it is perfect.
> Somehow I got you all wrong – that you can’t have both quality and
> practicality at the same time, so I reconciled with the fact that we are
> making B class software for radio station. Maybe ResonanceFM are not our
> customers or users at the moment, but people similar to them certainly
> Nobody will take you seriously if you on input have mp3 or some lossless
> format as the most quality format, and haven’t even tried to respect the
> idea to enter something else in the system besides that.
> I would like to consider Airtime not only as remote software of radio
> station in which it won’t ever enter physically, because I still think
> that there are a lot of stations that don’t upload their musical
> storages via adsl, but someone actually come to work in radio station,
> create musical playlists and actively take part in meetings and radio
> Here is a more detailed description of which formats we use in work, and
> when we do their reduction - from my point of view and my experience:
> In audio production- in the moment of record creating, audio editing and
> music (commercials, jingles) postproduction- we all work in big wav
> format (pc) or aiff (osx).
> Wav/aiff are basic “master” formats and audio engineers can only work
> with them since they contain the most information about the recording.
> On this level, you can’t “save” on space, and you have to try to keep
> as much information and quality as possible by having bigger sampling
> speed, never go under 44kHz (radio), 48kHz (tv), 96-192kHz (movies etc).
> So, wav/aiff is a “mother”-format of all professional studios from which
> you make all next versions, copies and compressions of audio file
> (depending on various needs you have: for archiving, further
> distribution of file etc), and from which we make lower and lower
> dynamic, frequencies…
> Big and important radio stations that take care of their standard, sound
> quality and tradition, still and always use wav/aiff for their capital
> Using only lossless formats among professionals and lack of basic master
> formats in software is considered highly unprofessional, and software is
> considered as 2^nd or 3^rd class.