Files

Fluctus Project



Fluctus Project Format

For conveniency Fluctus stores your work in a unique file format that bundles your audio and project settings into a single file.



Importing Audio

Fluctus Imports:

AIFF, WAV, CAF, SDII, W64 and NeXT/Sun

FLAC and ALAC (Apple Lossless)

MP3, AAC and AMR

MP4, M4A, M4B, M4R, 3GP, 3G2 and MOV

You can use the "Import" menu option, or drag-and-drop a file to the Fluctus Editor View or Region Finder.



Exporting Audio

Fluctus Exports:

AIFF, WAV, CAF, SDII, W64 and NeXT/Sun

FLAC and ALAC (Apple Lossless)

M4A (128 to 320 kbps AAC) and MP4 (128 to 320 kbps AAC)

Also see "Export" menu option.

Fluctus Export Window

cDSP Resampler

Fluctus cDSP Resampler

Menu to set the "cDSP 64Bit Resampler" quality/speed trade-off.

The Fast option is better suited for creating files that are not meant to be final versions but need to be created fast.

The Good option is suited for most uses and delivers a final version quality.

If present, the Mastering option will deliver superior results and should be used on sensitive material.



Sample Rate

Fluctus Sample Rate

Sets the "cDSP 64Bit Resampler" and file Sample Rate.

Depending on the version of Fluctus being used, this option goes from 32000Hz to 96000Hz or 192000Hz.

Normally we will use either, 44100Hz (CD Quality) or 48000Hz (DVD Quality).



Bit Depth

Fluctus Bit Depth

Sets the "cDSP 64Bit Resampler" and file Bit Depth.

Depending on the version of Fluctus being used, this option goes from 8 to 24 or 32 bits.

Normally, we will use either 16 bits (CD Quality) or 24 bits (DVD Quality).



Dither

Fluctus Dither

Sets the "cDSP 64Bit Resampler" dithering type.

The None option deactivates dithering.

The TPDF (or Triangular Probability Density Function Dither) option is suited for most uses.

The Triangular High Pass Dither option is better suited for sensitive material that has a wide dynamic range or perceptible silences.

If present, the cDSP Shaped Dither option is better suited for musical material.



Bounce to...

Fluctus Bounce to...

Menu to set the "cDSP 64Bit Resampler" mixer.

The Stereo option is suited for most uses and exports the project without any change.

The Mono option mixes the project down to a single channel.



"Mastered for iTunes" Options

The "iTunes Audio File..." file format options, follows the "Mastered for iTunes" recommendations.

Regular iTunes compression and encoding ⇒ iTunes audio file (128 kbps AAC audio encoding).

iTunes Plus compression and encoding ⇒ iTunes audio file (256 kbps AAC audio encoding).





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