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    Talking Exporting Audio

    Just a quick question, when exporting something (in lets say Sonar)
    what should would one choose in terms of sample rate, bit deph etc.
    Since I don't really know what that stuff is I would be glad if someone
    enlighened me on the subject The thing is that I want an mp3 that
    I can load up on internet, I've done it before but the process tend
    to be one of trial and error (mostly error) and in
    the end I never remember what settings worked.
    Please help
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    Re: Exporting Audio

    Felix/Daniel, Sonar has a most comprehensive help section that covers this.In short, you should probably export to 44.1/16 bit, which is CD quality. You may also export WMA from Sonar, but mp3 requires a 3rd party software.If the format must be mp3, then I would recommend a well known product, like Wavelab Essential.Be carefull of the free mp3 converters. They usually come with unwanted friends inside.
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    Re: Exporting Audio

    Okie dokie, thanks

    PS.
    Be amazed! My name is actually Danial (it's not a typo)
    Regards Danial Zainali
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    Re: Exporting Audio

    Hi Daniel,

    If I may add something to holder's succinct advice, when exporting a file originally recorded above 16-bit (like 24) to 16-bit, dithering is usually a necessary step. From Sonar, use Pow-r 3 if you have the Pow-r options, otherwise triangular works very well.

    If I may recommend an MP3 encoder, try audiograbber. It's free and does not contain any unwelcome friends. It will handle OGG, WMA, and FLAC with the properly installed codecs (drag and drop the encoding dll's into the audiograbber folder), and it has an easy-to use panel for encoding settings. It also rips CDs.

    For MP3's with best results encode at High Quality, Stereo or Dual Stereo, and a bitrate of 160kbps or higher. Be advised filesize increases substantially between that and 320kbps.

    Best,
    Reegs

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    Re: Exporting Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by holderofthehorns View Post
    Felix/Daniel, Sonar has a most comprehensive help section that covers this.In short, you should probably export to 44.1/16 bit, which is CD quality. You may also export WMA from Sonar, but mp3 requires a 3rd party software.If the format must be mp3, then I would recommend a well known product, like Wavelab Essential.Be carefull of the free mp3 converters. They usually come with unwanted friends inside.
    What?

    You can`t export an audiotrack as a mp3 in Sonar?

    Puhhh, it seems that this daw needs an update!
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    Re: Exporting Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by germancomponist View Post
    What?

    You can`t export an audiotrack as a mp3 in Sonar?

    Puhhh, it seems that this daw needs an update!
    Well, I think there has been an update. It was available as far back as version 4, but not standard with the package. You had to get a separate license. But I thought that it was included with the later versions of Sonar. I don't know, as I have an older product of Cakewalk, called Pyro, which is a file converter, wav - mp3- and some others.

    Richard

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    Re: Exporting Audio

    Cakewalk has to pay a license fee for the high-quality mp3 encoder that they make available for use in Sonar. They pass the cost on to us. That's fair, I think.

    Larry
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    Re: Exporting Audio

    Hi Larry,

    fair or not, in Cubase it is included since years... .

    Gunther
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    Re: Exporting Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by germancomponist View Post
    Hi Larry,

    fair or not, in Cubase it is included since years... .

    Gunther

    But that is one of the reasons Sonar costs $300 less than Cubase

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    Re: Exporting Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Reegs View Post
    But that is one of the reasons Sonar costs $300 less than Cubase
    Oops, so you are missing something else in Sonar what Cubase allready has?
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

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