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ACX requests all files replaced of at least 192 bit rate.

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:12 pm
by Ted R Brown
Equipment:
Audio Software: Audacity 2.1.2
Audio Interface: Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen
High Pass Filter: Shure A14HP
Mic: Blue Spark

Here are my settings.
Every file saved to WAV
Project Rate = 44100

WAV exported to MP3
Format: Quality = Standard, 170-210 kbps; Variable speed: Fast

I do have the Interface Meter dB range: -72 dB (PCM range of 12 bit samples)

Does audacity have anything that shows the bit rate of a file?

Should I change the Format to: Extreme, 220-260 kbps?
Speed: Fast? Standard?

How do I make the Track Name appear on the Track Label?

Thanks
Ted

Re: ACX requests all files replaced of at least 192 bit rate

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:25 pm
by steve
Select "Constant" as the bit-rate mode, then 192 kbps as the "Quality".
Unless you have a really good reason not to, your recordings should be mono.

Re: ACX requests all files replaced of at least 192 bit rate

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:44 pm
by Ted R Brown
The recording channel shows MONO. When exporting to MP3, Channel Mode does not offer MONO as a choice. There is a radio button that requires a choice of "Joint Stereo" or "Stereo".

I will have to go back and from the WAV file save a NEW MP3 file. Correct? How do I make the Track Name appear on the Track Label?

Thanks Steve!
Ted

Re: ACX requests all files replaced of at least 192 bit rate

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:50 pm
by steve
Ted R Brown wrote:The recording channel shows MONO.
Good. The MP3 will also be mono. Those "stereo mode" settings only apply if the project is stereo.
Ted R Brown wrote:I will have to go back and from the WAV file save a NEW MP3 file. Correct?
Yes, either the WAV file or the original Audacity project, but do NOT re-encode the MP3 as that will needlessly reduce the sound quality.
Ted R Brown wrote:How do I make the Track Name appear on the Track Label
I've no idea what you mean.