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Converting WAV to MP3 for Contrebombarde

Postby phillyorganist » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:43 pm

I'm fairly new to HW, and just got a setup. I want to record a Bach piece and post it on Contrebombarde. I'm told by Brett that HW creates audio ".wav" files and I need software to convert the wav file to an mp3 file.

Can anyone recommend software that I can obtain, free from the internet or otherwise, such that I accomplish this goal of posting to Contrebombarde? Answers to any other issues that I need to address would also be appreciated.
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Re: Converting WAV to MP3 for Contrebombarde

Postby organtechnology » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:14 am

yes, this works quite well and the learning curve is not steep.

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Re: Converting WAV to MP3 for Contrebombarde

Postby ReinerS » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:48 am

I also use lame (using RazorLame as user interface on Windows). I use it because it is open source and because it is one of the highest quality mp3 encoders available. It does however only encode 16bit wave-files, so you need to either set HW to produce 16 bit output ("CD quality for recorded audio output" option in the General Settings Audio engine tab), or convert the files to 16bit before enoding. I don't know if Audacity can handle this automatically, that would certainly be a nice feature.

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Re: Converting WAV to MP3 for Contrebombarde

Postby gerrit » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:49 am

ReinerS wrote:It does however only encode 16bit wave-files, so you need to either set HW to produce 16 bit output ("CD quality for recorded audio output" option in the General Settings Audio engine tab), or convert the files to 16bit before enoding

I also use Lame/RazorLame and I always use 32bit for recording. In my experience, this is no problem at all...
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Re: Converting WAV to MP3 for Contrebombarde

Postby ReinerS » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:51 am

I also use Lame/RazorLame and I always use 32bit for recording. In my experience, this is no problem at all...

Good news! Perhaps I should check my lame version, may be a bit outdated.
Thanks for the info!

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Re: Converting WAV to MP3 for Contrebombarde

Postby amateurorganist » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:45 pm

I use soundforge.
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Re: Converting WAV to MP3 for Contrebombarde

Postby bishfan » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:56 am

I tried using Cakewalk to convert the files, but it says it can't convert it because the file is not "a 44.1 KHz CD Quality file." Does anybody know what they mean by 44.1 KHz? I even selected 16-bit under Hauptwerk's recording format.
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Re: Converting WAV to MP3 for Contrebombarde

Postby pwhodges » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:20 pm

The very easiest way to convert files to mp3 is LameDrop. Just drag and drop, and the mp3 file is put alongside the source file.

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Re: Converting WAV to MP3 for Contrebombarde

Postby Lougheed » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:31 pm

ReinerS wrote:I also use lame


Anyone else think that the name Lame is, well lame? Heh. Heh.
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