What are NCW files?

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NCW stands for Native Compressed Wave files. They are an audio file created by Native Instruments for Kontakt. They are designed to save an imported wave audio file using compression methods so the file uses less disk space.

NCW files are stored using lossless compression, so that there is no loss in sound quality. Additionally, the files can be converted back to the original .WAV files without loss in quality.

NCW files work in Native Instruments Kontakt on both Mac and Windows.

For more information on what are lossless and lossy compression formats, please see our knowledge base article here.

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Category: Native Instruments Kontakt, General Knowledge

Last updated on August 16, 2012 with 4071 views