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Wav And Mp3 Files For Mixing


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I started to use Toast to burn cd's to mix with the pioneer cdj-1000mk3.

The quality sounded bad when playing last weekend. I noticed on the cd's that the wav and mp3 files had been 'converted' to aifc files. What is the best way to burn an cd to use with the cdj-1000mk3 and to keep the wav and mp3 file quality.

The aifc tracks did not only sound bad but where also twice as big in MB's?

 

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Eelco.

 

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There shouldn't have been any difference in the audio quality from the wav tracks and minimal difference from converting the compressed mp3 tracks to uncompressed aiff. The audio CD format requires 44.1 khz 16-bit 2-channel audio. Is that what the source tracks are? Any compressed tracks must be uncompressed by Toast in order to meet the audio CD spec.

 

I'm presuming you used the audio CD setting in the Audio window and want a CD that's playable on standard audio CD players. Is that correct?

 

I'm wondering if the problem may be the quality of the CD media you are using. Choose Save as Disc Image instead of clicking the burn button in Toast. Then play the resulting .sd2f file. Does it sound right?

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There shouldn't have been any difference in the audio quality from the wav tracks and minimal difference from converting the compressed mp3 tracks to uncompressed aiff. The audio CD format requires 44.1 khz 16-bit 2-channel audio. Is that what the source tracks are? Any compressed tracks must be uncompressed by Toast in order to meet the audio CD spec.

 

I'm presuming you used the audio CD setting in the Audio window and want a CD that's playable on standard audio CD players. Is that correct?

 

I'm wondering if the problem may be the quality of the CD media you are using. Choose Save as Disc Image instead of clicking the burn button in Toast. Then play the resulting .sd2f file. Does it sound right?

 

Thanks for the reply!!

 

When I listen to the tracks over my active monitors the wav and the aifc sound the same.

Playing it out in the club gave me the feeling that alot of the lower frequencies where missing

The tracks didn't sound warm any more, but had alot of high..to much high. As if it was high passed.

That's when I started to see what's on the cd.

 

Is aifc the same as aiff?

 

How come that an wav file of let's say 60 MB becomes 120 MB?

 

I've made an sd2f file, it sounds the same over my headphone, but now it's aslo the same MB as the wav file.

I'm using Imation cd'r cd's.

 

 

Here is the info of one the tracks,

16-bits Geheel getal (Little endian), Stereo, 44,100 kHz

68.07 MB, 1411.46 kbits/sec.

 

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I'm presuming you used the audio CD setting in the Audio window and want a CD that's playable on standard audio CD players. Is that correct?

 

I'm just using the cd's for the pioneer cdj mixers...

And I'm working on a mac...

I aslo noticed an mastering setting which is now set on to upc/ucc-12...?

 

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