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 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Nobody is talking about "upscaling." You're imposing an irrelevant mental template from the world of video onto the question of how audio compression impacts sound quality.

That would be tantamount to playing God!

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

That would be tantamount to playing God!


Exactly. Sound editing should be undertaken in a humble and solemn manner, and always with respect for the things man just can't do.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

So to summarize, if I take a 256 MP3 File, edit it and perhaps EQ the sound a little, then burn the file to an AUDIO CD (which is what I would like to do) it should sound as good on the newly burned CD as the original 256 MP3 File?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So to summarize, if I take a 256 MP3 File, edit it and perhaps EQ the sound a little, then burn the file to an AUDIO CD (which is what I would like to do) it should sound as good on the newly burned CD as the original 256 MP3 File?


Well, unfortunately, it depends on how you save the file after you've made your changes.
If you save it as wav or flac, it will be a perfect replica of your result.
If you save it as a 256 k mp3, you'll still lose some of the original quality because you are reducing it further, but it should still sound pretty good because at that point it's really just splitting hairs on what differences you can even detect.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

So to summarize, if I take a 256 MP3 File, edit it and perhaps EQ the sound a little, then burn the file to an AUDIO CD (which is what I would like to do) it should sound as good on the newly burned CD as the original 256 MP3 File?

I'm not sure there's a consensus, but I'm not going to repeat myself.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

So to summarize, if I take a 256 MP3 File, edit it and perhaps EQ the sound a little, then burn the file to an AUDIO CD (which is what I would like to do) it should sound as good on the newly burned CD as the original 256 MP3 File?


Well, unfortunately, it depends on how you save the file after you've made your changes.
If you save it as wav or flac, it will be a perfect replica of your result.
If you save it as a 256 k mp3, you'll still lose some of the original quality because you are reducing it further, but it should still sound pretty good because at that point it's really just splitting hairs on what differences you can even detect.


So I should export the project as a WAV File first and then burn that WAV File to an AUDIO CD as opposed to burning the edited project straight to an AUDIO CD? Thanks...

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So I should export the project as a WAV File first and then burn that WAV File to an AUDIO CD as opposed to burning the edited project straight to an AUDIO CD? Thanks...


If you are using a burning program that allows you to do that I would say, Hell yeah.
Cut out the middle part of the process and just burn straight to disc.

Which burning program are you using?

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2018 - 2:04 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

So I should export the project as a WAV File first and then burn that WAV File to an AUDIO CD as opposed to burning the edited project straight to an AUDIO CD? Thanks...


If you are using a burning program that allows you to do that I would say, Hell yeah.
Cut out the middle part of the process and just burn straight to disc.

Which burning program are you using?


I’m using MAGIX AUDIO AND MUSIC LAB PREMIUM.

Go to: www.magix.com

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2018 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Question - is a MONO recording encoded at 192 MP3 good enough as far as sound quality?

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2018 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Question - is a MONO recording encoded at 192 MP3 good enough as far as sound quality?

Mono isn't necessarily less quality than stereo, its just recorded in one channel instead of two. So you still want the best sounding audio file, which for an MP3 would be 320. 192 anything is bad, that's where you hear a noticeable drop in sound quality. (now watch someone correct me on this as well!)

 
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