Let me talk about choosing qualitative software audio converter PC and Mac.
What troubles of high resolution audio conversion utilities? We have 3 issues.
Noise of shifted ultrasound is noise appearing due non-linear distortions of analog part of audio devices for playback of HD (88/96/176/192 kHz) files.
Restricted number of native output formats - downloadable HD audio files often have FLAC, WAV, AIFF formats. High resolution and professional conversion utilities usually supply a limited number of output formats. Formats wma, mp3, alac and other (used for qualitative mobile audio devices - portable and car systems) don't supported. Final converting to destination format maked manually.
Mac launching with Windows emulation software - often sound producers and audiophiles use Mac. Some HD audio conversion converters has Windows version only.
Which can offers audiophile programs for resolution ( sample rate and bit depth) converting of lossless files with user friendly interface?
Let me tell about decission these troubles. AuI ConverteR 48x44 is audio conversion software designed specially for high resolution lossless files.
User interface of AuI ConverteR 48x44
Native launching for MS Windows and Mac OS X.
Special design for HD converting of lossless WAV, FLAC, AIFF files:
- noise of conversion below noise of 24-bit quantisation;
- sample rate converting without phase distortions. Fine for such sounds as drums, piano, guitar (linear phase filter mode);
- sample rate conversion without pre-ringing at output. Like to analog sound processing (minimum phase filter mode);
- alphaD dithering for improving of transparency for 16 bit converting (16 bit to 24 bit/32 bit, 24 bit/32 bit to 16 bit);
- 64-bit floating point internal sound processing.
Suppressing whistle and noise of shifted ultrasound with sample rate conversion algorithm alphaC.
User customization of output files formats - after audio resolution converting automatically starting of command line encoders by third-parties developers. You can link your encoder utilities off one's own bat.
Some sets of modules can have lower price in one of editions considered in the table below.
|Output DSF D64/128/256/512||
2 sec silence in middle file
≥ 3 min
|Input DSF, DFF, ISO||
2 sec silence in middle file
≥ 3 min
|True Gapless Conversion|
|FLAC/AIFF 32 bit|
|Lossless formats WAV, FLAC, AIF, AIFF, AIFF/sowt, m4a (ALAC), APE|
|Lossy formats mp3, WMA, m4a, mp4, ogg and more|
|CD ripper get CD info from Internet||1 track|
|Input CUE + file|
|Support meta tags (album and track name, artist, etc.)||DSF, FLAC, WAV, AIFF tag editor|
|Batch processing of group of files||
2 sec silence in middle output file:
- since 2 file for PCM to PCM,
- since 1 file for all other
|Multiple files in parallel|
|Multichannel files (more 2 channels)||
≤ 3 min
|Downmix 5.1 to stereo|
|Output volume adjust|
|Inverting phase audio|
|Input / output sample rates 352, 384 kHz||WAV, AIFF, FLAC,...||WAV, AIFF, FLAC,...||WAV, AIFF, FLAC,...|
|Output sample rates 705, 768 kHz||WAV, AIFF||WAV, AIFF||WAV, AIFF|
|Input / output sample rates 22, 44, 48, 88, 96, 176, 192 kHz|
|Bit-depth samples of input files: 16, 24, 32 (wav), 64 integer and 32, 64 floating point|
|Bit-depth samples of output files:|
|16 and 24 bit|
|32 bit (wav)|
|32 bit (floating point)|
64 bit and 64 bit
|alphaC sample rate and bit-depth conversion algorithm|
|alphaD dithering algorithm|
|Audio processing 64-bit floating point|
|External format converters of files (download codec by demand, user can add own extensions)||9 only||9 only|
|Support extensible WAV-file's formats (sampler's notes, BWF - Broadcast Wave Format etc.)|
|Support WAV 64-bit (RF64) format (size more 2 gigabyte)|
|Search files by sample rate, bit-depth, format|
|No pre-ringing (minimum phase filter)|
|Launch via command Line|
|Possible start more one instance of application simultaneously|
|Additional skins, editing and creating custom skins|
All prices without EU VAT and other applied local taxes