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dimitreze
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MP3 vs Wav

Post by dimitreze » Sun May 10, 2020 1:28 pm

Hi!
Is it normal to have different mixes when saving to MP3 and saving to Wav form?
I'm having different results. But it is the first time it happens.
Thanks!

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Re: MP3 vs Wav

Post by jlouvar » Sun May 10, 2020 1:33 pm

What do you mean by different mixes/results?
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Re: MP3 vs Wav

Post by dimitreze » Sun May 10, 2020 1:46 pm

jlouvar wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 1:33 pm
What do you mean by different mixes/results?
Some instruments in Wav sounds different than in MP3. Also the mix as a whole is different. Some instruments are more audible than others.

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Re: MP3 vs Wav

Post by jlouvar » Sun May 10, 2020 5:36 pm

Wav files are better than MP3 files, so sounding better is normal.
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Re: MP3 vs Wav

Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon May 11, 2020 9:28 am

Hi,

When you mix down to MP3, the sample rate is always 44100 Hz. When you mix down to wav, you are able to select the sample rate by clicking Edit Details.

If you're not using a sample rate of 44100 Hz in Mixcraft's Sound Device preferences, you may get unexpected results when you mix to MP3. Or, if you mix down to a wav file that has a different sample rate. Some plugins don't work correctly if the sample rate changes upon mix down.

For consistent results, mix down to a wav file that has the same sample rate you're using in Sound Device preferences.

Or, if you want to make MP3 files, change your sample rate to 44100 Hz in sound device preferences.

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Re: MP3 vs Wav

Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon May 11, 2020 9:29 am

But also what Joe wrote.
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Re: MP3 vs Wav

Post by dimitreze » Sat May 23, 2020 11:44 am

jlouvar wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Wav files are better than MP3 files, so sounding better is normal.
I didn't say it sounds better. Of course in Wav it's sounding worse. I wouldn't be complaining if it sounded better, would I?

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Re: MP3 vs Wav

Post by dimitreze » Sat May 23, 2020 11:46 am

Acoustica Greg wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 9:28 am
Some plugins don't work correctly if the sample rate changes upon mix down.
Thanks! It must be the guitar and bass plugin then, because it's mostly these 2 that are messing the whole thing.

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