ALAC? is that from AFLAC insurance? I need to catch up on the times... well, I use AIFF bc Beatport and Ableton Live/Logic use it natively for production and spinning. I used WAV forever and many of my files are still WAV, but those days are long gone especially for DJing (I need the key, bpm, meta data in the files)... I used FLAC until Apple era for size and before I started producing, WHY DOESNT APPLE SUPPORT FLAC? It is odd.
what's on my mind? BPM / ROOM ACOUSTICS
320kbps MP3 still sucks, I can really hear the difference MORE on great club sound systems almost easier than on mediocre headphones or even on my B&W nautilus because of the seperation. I used to DJ only uncompressed audio with an NI AUDIO 8 SOUND CARD or Serato SL3/4, but the Pioneer CDJ-2000 makes even 320k MP3s sound better than normal. There is an odd reverb effect in different clubs/venues - I like to study this for the proper BPM I play at per room and fine tune it to an 8-band EQ (if i can have time to setup) live while I perform. I also even notice the temperature and weather to adjust playing, outside venues when it rains, is cold or is windy requires a bit slower BPM (127 vs 129-131 for optimal rooms). In the end, I think the ROOM is like the FIT/ERGOS of a headphone. I over analyze everything...
Headphones vs Club vs Audiophile Systems
It's really fun to play with headphones vs audiophile home vs club sound systems. Beta in Denver has one of the best sound systems in the world, next CanJam we definitely need to test drive it. I made LP2/LP match Beta, Space Miami, Ministry of Sound and the Genelec monitors Tiesto and I used when playing. I have the Classe/B&W but rarely use it as I can't stand that I have to sit perfectly to hear it best, if somebody wants them I'll sell relatively cheap this weekend!
Edited by valkolton - 4/18/12 at 12:17am