Welcome to the Exciting World of the Online Music Industry!
If you are just starting to publish your own music, there are a few important things that you should consider. One of them is the audio quality of your tracks and how the different audio audio formats affect it.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at this topic.
What Are the Most Common Audio Formats?
The most common audio formats are: WAV, FLAC and MP3.
Uncompressed and lossless, exportable at any bit and sample rate.
Slightly compressed files that have no loss of resolution and sound quality.
Heavily compressed files with a loss of sound quality. High and low frequency ranges that influence the dynamics of the song.
Can I Use MP3 Files for My Release?
You may have thought about using MP3 files for your release.
for your release. However, you should quickly discard this idea for the following reasons:
MP3 is a common format for compressing music to save space. However, this disadvantage: it cuts out certain frequencies, which in turn leads to a more limited which in turn leads to a more limited sound experience.
What Happens When My Song Is Converted to MP3?
When your music is converted to MP3, some important details are lost:
Firstly, the airiness in the treble is cut off, making the music sound a little duller than in the original format.
Secondly, the pressure in the low tones is lost, making the track sound less powerful.
With high quality MP3s, this usually affects everything above about 20,500 Hz and below about 20 Hz.
Although the human ear does not actively perceive the frequency ranges above about 20,000 Hz,
they strongly influence the dynamics of the sound. Instruments that lie in the high frequency spectrum such as hi-hats, lose their airiness.
Frequencies below 20 Hz also have a passive effect on the listening experience. These frequencies are also audible to the human ear, but the vibrations of these tones are perceptible and create a richer subconscious perception for a richer sound.
How Do I Make Sure My Songs Sound Good Everywhere?
To ensure that your music sounds as good as possible, it is important that you upload your tracks in at least in at least 16-bit, 44,100 kHz wave file quality. Even better are 24-bit, 48,000 kHz files. This higher quality ensures that all the subtleties of your music are preserved and sound as good as
and sounds as good as possible.
We work with several partner portals that convert the data we provide into their own audio formats.
into their own audio formats. That’s why your music may sound different on different platforms.
may sound different on different platforms. The converted files are optimised for the requirements of the portals, resulting in slight differences in sound that you may notice in a 1:1 comparison.
Audio quality plays an important role in the perception and success of your music. Only high quality files, your music will be presented in the best possible light.
So get started, produce great music and publish online with feiyr.com on the various platforms!
We look forward to accompanying you on your musical journey.