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Hi all,
Is there a way to change the bit depth of a "Record Output" file from 32 bit to say 16 or 24 bits? I didn’t see any preferences anywhere to change it.
I’d like to take some backgrounds I constructed in FMOD into Pro Tools, but neither PT nor any of my 2 track editors (OS X) seem to accept 32 bit files.

There is a workaround where I can convert the bit depth to 16 using a software converter, but then the file plays back at 2x speed. I can then pitch the file down an octave, but that’s really a lame way to do business.

Thanks!

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It’s 32-bit floating point PCM format, it’s a slightly unusual format for wav files but i’m surprised that you’re having trouble finding an audio editor which can properly convert it to 16bit. It’s pretty easy to do it yourself code.

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[quote="peter":1e99nlj0]It’s 32-bit floating point PCM format, it’s a slightly unusual format for wav files but i’m surprised that you’re having trouble finding an audio editor which can properly convert it to 16bit. It’s pretty easy to do it yourself code.[/quote:1e99nlj0]
Neither Wavelab nor PT will open it. Peak correctly identifies it as 32 bit 44.1k, but won’t open it as well. Sound Grinder also identifies it as 32/44.1 but after converting to either 16/44 or 24/44 (even after converting to mp3) it plays back at 2x speed in all three cases. Weird.
Anyway, a better workaround than pitch shifting was to use Wiretap Pro to simply record the output of fmod internally within OSX. I’m a sound designer and don’t know nothing about no coding!

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Pretty much every editor I own (and I’m not bad at transcoding) is telling me that the file that is output is a 32 bit file. Should that be the case?

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bit depth has no relation to pitch. It sounds like you are resampling it incorrectly (48khz -> 96khz) or upmixing incorrectly (mono -> stereo), you shouldn’t have to change the pitch.

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