Let me be more clear just to make sure I"m explaining it correctly. I have a bunch of .aif sounds in folders which represent a complete library that is 44GB. The library contains a mixture of 16 and 24 bit uncompressed audio files. I encode the library and convert to .ch1 compressed and the total library is about 14GB, which is great.
For this part, I just want to make sure I'm not loosing any quality of my 24-bit audio files given the dramatic compressions, which is awesome. Mind you most of the files have long decays, which your compression loves, so that may be where all the savings is.
I go to create the .HR archives and choose 2 GB Split archive size and Yes to Support Full Dynamic Range of the 14 GB files
I'm ending up with about 10-2GB files, which ended up being 21 GB, which is more than the original 13GB .CH1 total library. So I'm just wondering if this makes sense
I don't want to loose quality, yet I still want to keep the archives low. So I need to know what I'm loosing or gaining.
So in Summary:
- Library Size: 44GB uncompressed AIF files
- HLAC Compression to .CH1: 14GB
- Archive with Full Dynamic Range Off - 6.78GB (4-Archives)
- Archives with Full Dynamic Range On - 21GB (10-Archives)