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Audio Assets Definition

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What are Assets?
“Assets are sometimes defined as resources or things of value that are owned by a company.”
• (1) Audio
Audio is sound that is within the acoustic range which is available to humans. An Audio Frequency (AF) is an electrical alternating current within the 20 to 20,000 hertz (cycles per second) range which can be used to produce acoustic sound. In computers, audio is the sound system that comes with or can be added to a computer. An audio card contains a special built-in processor and memory for processing audio files and sending them to speakers in the computer. Audio files are records of sound that has been captured and can be played back. Sound is a succession of naturally analog signals which are converted to digital
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There is also no compression involved. The digital recording is a close-to-exact representation of the analog sound. PCM is most commonly used in CD’s and DVD’s. It has a subtype called Linear Pulse-Code Modulation, where samples are taken at linear intervals. LCPM is the most common form of PCM, which is why the two terms are almost interchangeable.
• WAV
WAV is also known as Waveform Audio File Format. It was developed by Microsoft and IBM back in 1991. Lots of people seem to assume that WAV files are uncompressed audio files, but that’s not always true. WAV is actually just a Windows container for audio formats. This means that a WAV file can contain compressed audio, but it’s not usually used for that. A lot of WAV files contain uncompressed audio in PCM format. The WAV file is just a “wrapper” for the PCM encoding, which therefore makes it a lot more suitable for use on Windows systems. However, Mac systems can usually open WAV files without any issues.
• AIFF
AIFF stands for Audio Interchange File Format. Alike Microsoft and IBM developed WAV for Windows; AIFF is a format that was developed by Apple specifically for Mac systems back in 1988. Also similar to WAV files, AIFF files can also contain multiple kinds of audio. For example, there is a compressed version called AIFF-C and another version called Apple Loops which is used by
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