I was wondering if anyone knows or can explain the differences in impulse response file formats, and if it makes much difference in what you use them with or for. I think some are formatted for specific software or hardware, but I’m looking for more general and broad application advice.
The reason I ask is I have a collection of numerous types, and wonder if there is some mismatching. Some are just .wav, some are pairs of ***L.wav and ***R.wav (maybe from my Pro Tools days … or just separate mono files), some are M-to-S which I’m sure is Mono to Stereo, and I think there are specific types for Waves reverbs etc. Of course there are variations of sample and bit rates too.
My main focus is convolution reverbs such as ReaVerb (I use Reaper), but if guitar amp sims (cab loader) use certain formats that would be good info too.
Just looking for a better understanding, and to make my library more consistent if possible.
And if it really matters that much, or if the plugins naturally make anything work correctly.
I may be overthinking it a bit, but I’m approaching it as I may not know as much as I think I know.