WAV to AIFF converter
The WAV file format (also known as WAVE, Waveform audio format, or audio for windows) is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard used for storing audio data. It is a widely-recognized and powerful audio format widely used for CD-quality audio and professional music production. As an uncompressed audio file, it uses pulse code modulation (PCM) to digitally encode data. This results in a large file size compared to compressed formats like MP3 or AAC.
WAV files have several advantages over other file types. It is widely supported by most operating systems, audio applications and playback hardware. It offers lossless audio quality and maximum compatibility across multiple platforms. The majority of sampled audio libraries are stored in WAV format, making it the ideal format for music playback and production.
The Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) is a file format for storing high-quality audio data. It was developed by Apple Inc. in 1987 and is used commonly in the Mac OS operating system and its associated applications, though it can be found on other platforms as well. An AIFF file can store many different types of audio data, including samples taken from analog sources such as vinyl records and standard CD-quality audio.
AIFF files are uncompressed, making them larger than lossy compressed formats like MP3 and AAC -- but also providing better audio quality overall. Additionally, AIFF supports metadata tags like artist name and track title, allowing audio players to quickly identify the audio file's contents. While less common today than MP3 and other formats, AIFF still enjoys a following among audiophiles, musicians, and other audio professionals.