MP3 VS WAV Exporting

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    HeraRevenge : Mon 4th Feb 2019 : 6 months ago

    I honestly don't know where this falls down in terms of category but whatever. When you guys are uploading music on anywhere; itunes, soundcloud, spotify, etc, what do you guys export in? Mp3 or wav? I was always conflicted over this cause I don't know much about formatting and exporting and I always export my music in mp3 form. But which one do you guys export in and why?

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    Lek : Mon 4th Feb 2019 : 6 months ago

    As a general rule, MP3 files are smaller in size than a WAV (though there are various formats of each of these as well). And the reason is because they are compressed so you do lose some audio quality. This page goes into a lot more detail about it:

    https://www.dawsons.co.uk/blog/how-do-mp3-and-wav-files-differ

    Generally I render everything in WAV format unless file size is an issue or I'm working with a demo.

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    Sunbeats : Mon 4th Feb 2019 : 6 months ago

    If you are going to upload to itunes, spotify, etc, I recommend you render them in WAV or FLAC for best quality. FLAC is smaller in size.

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    Spivkurl : Mon 4th Feb 2019 : 6 months ago

    Unless you are concerned with having your music available for free, then upload the highest quality allowed for each website.

    This means at least CD quality wav files (44.1 Khz 16 bit) for sites which allow it, such as soundcloud. It means 320 kbps mp3 files for sites such as Looperman.

    Personally, I find it to reflect badly on an artist if they intentionally upload a low quality compressed file.

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    slava72 : Thu 7th Feb 2019 : 6 months ago

    wav is far superior to mp3-if platform let you do it -uploud music in wav format!

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    BradoSanz : Thu 7th Feb 2019 : 6 months ago

    For distribution, (ie Spotify, iTunes, etc) you want to upload in 48kHz 24-bit, as this is the industry standard for audio file quality.

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