"I agree with the responses.
If you decide to "master" the .wav file before encoding to MP3, bring the file into a MAC/PC with an for mastering audio.
There are many out there. I use WaveLab and Izotope Ozone for mastering. Bring the file…"
"But to answer your question, no it's not normal practise. But if mp3 at that compression ratio is your desired output (ie, you have no intention of uppingthe quality) then why not! The mastering process started out as a process specifically…"
If you post some before and afters I'll give you some proper feedback.
Have you run a spectral analyzer on it to find out what is actually going?
at 196khz you generally can't hear much difference at all! So just try…"
"Might also be worth encoding in a lossless format like FLAC or WAV (depending on HDD space available). MP3 was never intended for audio preservation, even at higher bit rates, and should only ever be an output format."
MP3 is a lossy format - meaning that audio data is "discarded" when you convert to MP3, but saying that you should be able to get almost no noticeable difference when listening on most equipment providing you go with…"
I record my music on a fairly old Roland VS840 digital four-track, and download to CD... I'm just beginning to get into copying the music on to my computer to load on to my website, and I hope a couple of songs on this site as well.When I convert files to MP3, I seem to lose a bit of the bottom end. Is it normal, when mixing for MP3, to boost the bass end a bit so that you don't lose it? Many thanks-Ian B, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK See More
"I played a Precision for 25 years until times got bad, and then I had to sell it. I still miss it. I've now got a Peavey Millennium, which is supposed to be for learners and kids, but which has a great action! I still want a Precision again,…"
Involved in many church bands when in Oxfordshire, UK, and recorded series of albums as part of Caleb's Mission, in aid of a charity for the destitute sick in Africa and india. Now in rural Cornwall.
Have played and enjoyed everything from dinner-dance and cabaret to heavy rock. I don't say I've done them well... but I've done them! Have justb finished with my 54th band, waiting for thr 55th to come along...