Re: [LAU] mp3 codec question

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To: Lorenzo Sutton <lorenzofsutton@...>
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Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 9:56 am

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If you are using mp3 as the guide track, it is good practice for the guide
track to include sync tones. You can copy/paste these into your exported
wav of your guitars or whatever and then accurate alignment with the
original session is possible.

See:

http://www.kompoz.com/compose-collaborate/sync.learn.music

James
On Feb 12, 2013 9:44 AM, "Lorenzo Sutton" wrote:

> On 11/02/13 20:35, Aaron L. wrote:

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If you are using mp3 as the guide track, it is good practice for the gui=
de track to include sync tones. You can copy/paste these into your exported=
wav of your guitars or whatever and then accurate alignment with the origi=
nal session is possible.

See:
h=
ttp://www.kompoz.com/compose-collaborate/sync.learn.music

James

On Feb 12, 2013 9:44 AM, "Lorenzo Sutton&qu=
ot; <lorenzofsutton@gmail.co=
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> wrote:
On 11/02/13 20:35, Aaron L. wrote:

OK.....

Friend sends rough mix of drums and bass in mp3 form.

Tells me to record new guitars to this.....(he expects a wav file in return=
).

Are you expected to return only the guitars you record or the whole 'mi=
x'? In the former case you might bear with the quality loss introduced =
by encoding to mp3, especially if the bitrate is not too low (I guess at le=
ast 256kps). In the latter case I would politely ask your friend to send yo=
u a lossless version of the file(s) - e.g. wave or flac.

Lorenzo.

This "master in mp3 form" makes me a bit nervous. =C2=A0Why?

Because I don't know enough about the mp3 encoding process.........

Is it "lossy" simply because it rounds-off stuff?

Or does it actually drop samples (like various lossy video encoders?)

If so, the wav file that I send him could get weird sample-wise when he imp=
orts it into the "real" session, no?

Am I picking nits here?

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Messages in current thread:
[LAU] mp3 codec question, Aaron L., (Mon Feb 11, 7:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] mp3 codec question, Lorenzo Sutton, (Tue Feb 12, 9:43 am)
Re: [LAU] mp3 codec question, James Stone, (Tue Feb 12, 9:56 am)
Re: [LAU] mp3 codec question, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Feb 11, 8:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] mp3 codec question, david, (Mon Feb 11, 8:05 pm)