I am a hardcore musician and I extremely enjoy recording myself. I play the clarinet and I have a whole lot of music that a like to record myself playing. This music often has 2-5 different parts that I record over top each other. I don't have the best quality mic, it's just a microphone on a set of headphones. (I should be able to upgrade as my dad, who is a tech guy, just ordered a high quality mic from Hong Kong.) I don't know a whole lot about Audacity so I would like some advice.
The feature I like to use is the pan feature at the side of the recording. I like to put different parts a certain percentage to the right or left to make it sound more awesome, and make a little bit of distinction between the parts. It's a really cool feature.
Recently I have been experiencing a problem. The recording sounds pretty great in Audacity, but when I export it as an mp3 it has bad quality. It also sounds fine if I export it as a WAV file. But I want to know how to fix mp3 problem. It didn't do that before.
I would like to make a CD (not get it produced or anything) but just make a few copies and send them to my friends and family as gifts. I have done this before, but I was wondering maybe I could get someone's advice on how to make it the best by using Audacity.
I don't know anything about any settings on my Audacity program. It would be very much appreciated if someone could tell me how to get the best possible out of my recordings. I would be so grateful! If you need any more information about my program, I would gladly find it out so you can help me better. Maybe I could even post a sample of my music.
Thanks a bunch,