Before recording anything, it’s better than you know what to choose from the audio formats available to record your audio. If you buy or download digital audio or music, you probably have come across different terms and abbreviations that come with digital audio files. These abbreviations represent the different types of audio file formats of your audio. This article covers what you need to know about digital audio formats.

Audio format is a file format in which your audio or music is stored on your computer. There are actually a lot of audio formats out there and it is a must that you should know what to choose to record your audio in. Some of them you probably encounter a lot like mp3, AIFF, WAV, and etc. These formats can vary and belong to these two terms: compressed and uncompressed format.