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No. Once lossy formats are encoded, any data not saved within the file is lost. You could convert a lossy MP3 to a WAV or an M4A file but the quality of the WAV or M4A would be exactly the same as the original MP3.


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I hate to bring bad news but I don't think you can have a single NTFS or HFS+J/HFSX filesystem that will work stable to read and write data across both Windows and OS X computers. In 15 years of fiddling with drives and all sorts of filesystems I haven't once found a software solution that would write in a reliable way to a non-native FS, especially long ...


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Yes. They will work in Pro Tools 10. It's Pro Tools 11 that will not use the older format plug-ins.


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I suggest you eliminate from the single-point-of-failure of one external hard drive to something more robust. The question is not whether your hard drive will fail, but when. Messing around with filesystems will never rule out physical failures or an OS writing corrupt data. Option 1 - the external drives don't cost a lot, so why not buy two? There will be ...


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I've got to say, this is fraught territory. At work I'm shuffling video files between a Mac, a PC and five FAT32 hard disk recorders. The Mac plays well with the FAT32 drives, but two of our NTFS drives have become munted whilst transferring with Paragon NTFS, and they are currently at the data recovery shop being scanned for salvageable material. Working ...


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I've met no problems with Paragon software, but neither have with Tuxera NTFS-3G. If your main computer runs Windows, then it's probably easier to have the drive use NTFS and have the Mac access it (NTFS drives can be read, but not written to out-of-the-box. Write-support comes with those 3rd party software.).


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The Sound Tech CM-1000 is a special unit made ONLY as an extension to the master unit CM-1000USB. The CM-1000 is NOT an ordinary microphone and will not work with ANYTHING except the CM-1000USB. Your camcorder has a typical 3.5mm stereo unbalanced mic-level audio input. However, unlike most similar microphone input connectors, most of the Canon camcorders ...


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Yes it is compatible: By far most of their other products are compatible too (only a few known issues with some hardware products). (offical Steinberg source)


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Yes, that will work just fine. See this article for official Steinberg notes on compatibility (the image thumbnail doesn't seem to work, but it works if you click it). Here is the compatibility chart from the article: In general the rule of thumb is that you can always open old projects created with a previous version in a newer version, but the other way ...


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No. The FC3 is only compatible with keyboards with half dampering capability. We recommend the FC4 piano style pedal instead. NOTE: The FC3 is only compatible with: S90ES/XS, MOTIFXS/XF, P120,140,155,P250, P60, P70, P85/P95,NP30, All CP series digital pianos. - Yamaha FAQ From what I understand, the FC3 features "continuous sustain". This ...


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As far as I know, m4a is also considered to be a lossy format. So converting from lossy to lossy would not make any difference, probably worsen the quality depending on the coding standard being used.


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Just to add & clarify that m4a is a container format, actually the same spec as mp4, merely a different file extension, and therefore can contain either AAC (lossy) or ALAC (lossless) formats -- or even mp3! -- so the question as stated doesn't make sense (same with many of the answers & comments). Regardless, the simple answer to the intended ...


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It is mathematically impossible to improve any digital audio stream to a "Better Quality" by a simple conversion to said file type. A poor quality mp3 can be "converted" to any format you like but the poor quality will remain and, as mentioned, you may even lose a bit in the conversion. There seems to be some misconceptions floating around out there about ...


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It might be that you loose even more quality due to another file compression algorithm.


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