I like to edit a lot of my music in Audacity, sometimes for school projects. I also prefer to export all my projects as .aiff files, because they just work the best for me. But there’s a problem. Whenever I export a file, its size is often many times larger than it originally was. Say for example, I import a song that’s 6 MB in size. All I do is change the pitch a bit, cut out a couple of bits, and then I export it, nothing more. Oftentimes, it’ll come out being well over 40 or 50 MB in size.
Why is this? How and why does a song go from being 6 MB to 50 MB just from some minor tweaking? More importantly, is there any way to fix this? If I tweak a 6 MB song, I expect the export to be roughly 6 MB too, unless maybe I do some more major work on it. Is there any way to make this happen without having to sacrifice audio quality? If not, why?