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mp3

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by negative57, Apr 5, 2002.


  1. i just got done with some recording and i copressed the mix down to an mp3 ( i am useing cakewalke Pro Audio 9) and the file was 10 mb doesnt this seem a lil big ? the song is 4:30 but it is still big? any one know why this is happening
     
  2. what's the bitrate?
     
  3. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    You made a somewhat higher than average quality mp3. You can, as Mr. Fortune Cookie says, lower the bitrate. You can also convert it to mono. Both these make it sound worse.
     
  4. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    it should at 128 kbs
     
  5. not necessarily... if you want it perfect you'd make it 160 or 192 kbs... the file doesn't get that much bigger but the quality is better.

    although 128 is the "internet standard" and is surely good enough for most stuff.
     
  6. thanks i will try that tomorw the band is coming over again