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Number of Channels, Interleave

Most likely you will have more than one microphone in your setup.4.6 Storing several channels in a single file is called interleaving or multiplexing (e.g. stereo audio tracks on a CD contain the samples of the left and right channel in an alternating sequence). However, interleaved signal files may in some cases more difficult to process. Hence, it is advisable to store every signal channel in a file of its own.
In case your recording device (or recording software) delivers multi-channel data you will need to split the signal files. See the post-processing section [*] for details on how to do this.

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