How to Convert Audio From .AIFF to .WAV For Free Using Audacity

Adding a simple step to your workflow can improve audio quality and automatic transcription accuracy for free.

How to Convert Audio From .AIFF to .WAV For Free Using Audacity

Improve your audio quality and automatic transcription accuracy with one simple change.

Audacity is an amazing tool for audio mixing. It is completely free and kept up-to-date by a team of volunteers. We strongly recommend any person working with audio, regardless of their level of proficiency, to have Audacity installed on their computer. You can get your free download for Windows, Mac or Linux by following this link: Audacity Download.

If you want to get the best possible quality for your audio, and to increase the accuracy of your automatic transcriptions using Vocalmatic, you should always save your audio files in the .WAV format. This is a lossless format, which means that there is no decrease in quality when listening to it on your computer. Just follow this simple guide to convert your .M4A files to .WAV using Audacity:

  1. Open the file you want to convert.
  2. Select File > Export > Export as WAV.
  3. Select a title, choose the location where you want to save the file, and set the file type to be “WAV (Microsoft) Signed 16-bit PCM”.
  4. Save your file. Now you have a .WAV version of your audio file!

This .WAV file will yield better results than any other formats, including .AIFF and .M4A, when using Vocalmatic’s speech-to-text transcription software. Just by following these few steps you can increase your accuracy and save more time and money when transcribing your files!

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