I’ve just published a new page in the Guide to Digital Audio. This one is called ALAC and Alas! Which Digital Audio Format Should I Pick? Here you’ll be able to learn about the differences between WAV and mp3, FLAC and ALAC, and what the heck Ogg Vorbis is. You’ll find an overview of audio file formats, and, if you’re digitizing your music collection of LPs and CDs, help to figure out which format is right for you.
Coming soon will be an overview of music streaming services and more on digitizing huge music libraries.
Not keen on all the flap about FLAC? I have some music for you, and something that will tie in nicely with the post on digital audio. Here is Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast.