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Re: Sound file formats for journal

Hi everyone,

I would definitely voice my support for .wav format.  The processing involved with MP3 and other compressed formats may create unintentional changes to the stimuli that may be misinterpreted.

Kind regards


Neil S. Hockley 
Senior Development Audiologist 
M. Sc. Aud(C) 

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From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dan Stowell
Sent: 14 September 2012 09:55
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Subject: Re: [AUDITORY] Sound file formats for journal


It's not clear to me whether you're asking about short-term presentation or long-term archival. I think Etienne's response covers the important points for short-term (although I would point out that MP3 has an overwhelming critical mass of usage, and certainly doesn't rely on flash for playback!).

For archival, the "TC04" archiving standard (IASA 2009) would recommend that you aim for 24bit / 96 kHz BWAV (BWAV, "Broadcast WAV", is related to ordinary WAV, with some small tweaks to the format for scaleability).


On 13/09/12 15:54, Robert Zatorre wrote:
> Dear list
> In an effort to enhance the Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive 
> Neuroscience journal, we would like to enable sounds files to be 
> uploaded for reviewers to be able to hear the stimuli used in a given experiment.
> Eventually we would also like to have a means of having these sound 
> files embedded directly into the online journal article so that 
> readers can hear the stimuli used. (Of course this could apply not 
> only to stimuli, but also to other sound files that are part of the 
> study, such as recorded vocalizations, speech or musical sounds 
> produced under some experimental conditions, and so forth)
> My question for you all is what file formats do you think we would 
> need to support? The two obvious ones are wav and mp3, but perhaps 
> there are others that you may think are important or that have some 
> advantages that should also be considered.
> Thank you for your thoughts.
> PS feel free to send me your comments directly
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Dan Stowell
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Centre for Digital Music
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS