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UJ-pro says

Hi AJ-Customer,

there are frequently discussions in the AJ-Forum about which bit rate we should provide for our buyers. The answers are different.

So I decided to ask you, buyers:

1) Does it help you if we would sell different bit rates or would it be more confusing?

2) Why would you prefer 16 or 24 bit? Irrespective of we can’t choose this option now on AJ.

4) Do you use mp3 or wav?

5) How important is the highend quality of the used audio for your project which you could just notice on high quality audio equipment?

Thank you very much for your attention. I (we) would appreciate if you could spend a minute or two to answer these questions.

Cheers!

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AndrVlad says

If further mixing with something also needed then preferable 24 bit WAV with not too much compression.

Best Regards, Andrey

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Auralaxiom says

ALWAYS wav. Always. 16 bit or 24 bit, IMO, doesn’t matter.

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SonicCube says

ALWAYS wav. Always. 16 bit or 24 bit, IMO, doesn’t matter.

+1 – not even a trained ear can hear a difference most of the time. 24bit gives you a bit more headroom, but if we then use a Limiter with a heavy setting, theres not much use of it :)

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StencilMedia says

90% of the stuff I make ends up on Youtube or the web, so I just go with mp3 as I’m guessing Youtube will convert it to something else anyway… which won’t be as good as wav. In the rare instances I make stuff for TV or cinema, then I’ll use wav.

I’m no audio expert though, far from it.

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UJ-pro says

Thanks for your answers mates!

So far I think everything is OK as it is now.

Any other opinions?

Have a nice sunday, Udo

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GroovingGecko says

90% of the stuff I make ends up on Youtube or the web, so I just go with mp3 as I’m guessing Youtube will convert it to something else anyway… I’m no audio expert though, far from it.

Yup, they will convert it, but it’s always best to start with the highest quality source anyway (wav). Compressing an mp3 one more time will result in a slightly worse result than compressing a wav.

I would stick with wav whenever possible. 16 or 24 doesn’t matter unless you’re doing ultra delicate orchestral music played back on the finest of systems.

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