My question has to do with how
EXPORT works. Short version:
If I keep opening and exporting
the same mp3 file at 320 each
time, for like 10 times in a row,
does the conversion to mp3
each time degrade the sound
quality? OR would the exported
mp3 file be exactly the same each time
(assuming I made no changes before exporting)?
If I take an mp3 file recorded at 320 and open
it in Audacity, and edit it,
say snipping a few seconds off the end of the file,
and then export it at 320, and then
repeat the process...... open the file I just exported,
and snip a few seconds off the end, and
export it at 320 ..... repeat the process several times.
If I repeat this process 10 times, is the tenth
export of a lower quality than the original file?
I'm trying to understand if each cycle of opening,
editing, and exporting a file results in degradation like analog tape bounces
would ..... or does Audacity preserve the exact
digital file when exporting (minus the parts I chopped off).
If this question makes sense, the answer would
help me so much with my current recording / mastering
project, so thank you in advance !!