WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO USE TRACKED OUT FILES IN STUDIO RECORDINGS?
“It is known that for making a successful musical piece, the quality of sound is very important.”
Many artists skip the most important part of a recording and that is the MIX/MASTER of the final song, they only use an MP3 file for the final mix, even though the beat is well balanced to the extent of composition and that of db intensity (under 0 db), an mp3 can never be properly mastered.
What’s an MP3 file?
MP3 (MPEG Audio Layer 3) is an audio coding format for digital audio, it uses a form of lossy data compression.
The main advantage was (and still is) the low disk space occupied, however the sound quality suffers after compression.
What’s TRACKED OUT Files
It’s the process that exports all the sounds of instruments in a beat to individual audio files, usually WAV audio files 16-24 kbps.
What to choose: TRACKED WAV Files or MP3?
Whilst many new artists still use just an MP3 file for recording a song, they don’t know that the final mix master will suffer from all points of view: you will not be able to change the volume, the panning or to equalize each separate sound, also adding the verse and the chorus in a MP3 musical composition will be a torment for the audio engineer at the final mix/master, he won’t be able to modify the beat structure, the MP3 file being already compressed, and also the vocals will sit ON the beat, instead of INSIDE of it.
How do you send TRACKOUTS to Artists?
If in the past this was an issue due to the big size of the files, these where burned to CD’s and manually handed over to artists, nowadays these issues are totally gone.
Thanks to the Internet, these big files can be archived and sent directly to the end user in any corner of the world, without many issues. Now you can instantly send these files in just a few clicks.
To instantly send these big WAV files without the need of you to manually upload them on secure-less file-hosting servers, then send the link to the artist, we advise you to use a Flash/HTML5 player.
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