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Sending completed GB projects to iTunes. What settings to use?

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What are the correct settings, for completed audio files in GB, using an external microphone, being sent to Itunes? (MP3 of AAC better?) What should the bit rate be? What "Quality" setting should be used for the best final product? Should "use VBR" be checked?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,525 points)

    If you want CD-Quality, disable the "compress" button. Then you will exort AIFF-file. Best Audio quality, but very large file size.

     

    If you want a moderate file size, use mp3 or aac. The aac-quality is slightly better, but not all systems can read the files. If you want to share to windows systems, use mp3.

     

    I don't see "use VBR" in my export panel using GB '11

     

    Regards

     

    Léonie

  • KishinThunder Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    The bit rate on a compressed file tells you what the quality is--the higher the bit rate, the more data is being read to re-create the music. For MP3s, the highest bit rate is 320 mbps, and that's what I always use. These files are larger than lower bit rate files, but worth it, IMO. VBR is Variable Bit Rate. Your computer calculates the bit rate based on what's going on in the music, so if there's a moment of silence, there is not much data written. You can get good quality with VBR, and some people swear by it, but unless space is a real issue on your hard drive, I'd stick with 320 for MP3s.

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