Depending on how you plan to use them, you might want to download assets in a certain format. Here are the audio file formats available on Synchedin!
Whether you’re looking for a soundtrack for your indie film, some tunes for a podcast, or SFX for videos on YouTube, you’re going to need to do some downloading. There are three main and widely used types of audio file format to choose from; lossy, uncompressed, and lossless.
Put very simply, lossy files are compressed files which lose some of the original file data. Once you convert a file to lossy, the process is irreversible. Often, it is a toss up between file size and quality, with lossy being the lower quality format generally. Perhaps the most available audio file format is MP3, which is lossy.
Uncompressed audio files are the largest of the three types. The data of a file is stored as-is in its original form. A popular example of an uncompressed audio file is a WAV file. Although WAVs can store compressed audio, generally WAV audio format is uncompressed audio in the linear pulse-code modulation (LPCM), which is the same as CD formatting.
A lossless file is an audio file that has been compressed to almost half the size of an uncompressed file, but shouldn’t lose any of its original quality. FLAC files are an example of lossless audio, making them a popular choice amongst musicians. They are better than CD-quality, but don’t take up too much space.
Downloadable Audio File Formats from Synchedin
At Synchedin we have made all our audio assets available to download as an MP3, WAV or FLAC file. The site has an internal converter, which means you can get whichever file type you like with just a click of a button.
We understand that creators can often be stretched for time. We’ve made it so that you don’t need to spend precious minutes trying to convert a tricky MP3 download or fiddling about with file conversion software.