What about File Formats?



LoudLAB Project Format

For conveniency, LoudLAB stores our work in a file format that bundles the audio and the project settings (Grid, BPM, Fades,...) on a single file.

Therefore, before we can Import any audio we need to create a project where our work will be saved.

At startup, the welcome screen will always display options for Opening a Project from disk or Create a New one, we can also drag-and-drop a project to the welcome screen area to open a LoudLAB file.



Importing Audio

LoudLAB 3 can import AIFF, WAVE, FLAC, CAF, Sound Designer II, NeXT/Sun, MPEG-4, ALAC, AAC, MP3 and QuickTime file formats (Stereo or Mono).

Use the "Import Audio" menu option, or drag-and-drop a file to the waveform area.



Exporting Audio

LoudLAB 3 exports AIFF, WAVE, FLAC, CAF, Sound Designer II, NeXT/Sun, MPEG-4, ALAC and AAC (Stereo or Mono).

"Exporting Audio" menu option.



"Mastered for iTunes"

The "iTunes Audio File" exporting 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).



Preview Audio Files from Disk

The "Preview Audio Files" option enables the previewing of audio files without importing.

Yet, we can only preview AIFF, WAVE, CAF, Sound Designer II, NeXT/Sun, MPEG-4, ALAC, AAC, MP3 and QuickTime file formats.



Recording Audio Files to Disk

The "Record Audio File" option records audio directly to a file.

When we've finished recording, the "Preview" and "Import" options will be presented.





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