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Bandcamp - quality - uploads?

Postby The Tasmanian » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:53 pm

Hey TRockers,
I'm starting mixing and mastering 365 songs for a 1 track per day releases over 2016.
Its going up on Bandcamp.
Does anyone know if I can go above 128MP3's?
The site says:

What format/quality are the streams on Bandcamp?
They’re MP3-128s. However, if you’re in the app and on wifi, items you’ve purchased stream as MP3-V0s (~250kbit/s on average).

EDIT:
- OK uploads are at 44.1k wav, Bandcamp streams at (crappy) rate... but download quality is chosen by the purchaser.
I did find Sample Manager a godsend in all of this, it will convert anything plus it's using LAME, and so easy and fast.
I wish Bandcamp sounded better - streamed at a basic higher rate.
> I despise the use of shitty MP3's...
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Re: Bandcamp - quality - uploads?

Postby mylesgm » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:50 pm

You upload much higher quality files, my recent 100 tracks in the month of November were all uploaded as flac files converted from 24/48k. I haven't spent much time listening to them as played back by bandcamp but have received many positive reports. The purchased downloads are at the downloader's discetion.
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Re: Bandcamp - quality - uploads?

Postby The Tasmanian » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:58 pm

Howdy Myles!
100 tracks in Nov?
sheesh...

What software did you do the conversion on ?
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Re: Bandcamp - quality - uploads?

Postby mylesgm » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:01 pm

www.100251.com.au

Yeah, it was a crazy project. Recorded in Reaper, mixed every day in Protools and then converted with "music converter" before uploading 4 20min tracks per day.
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Re: Bandcamp - quality - uploads?

Postby The Tasmanian » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:36 pm

Wow - HUGE project > 100 x 20 min tracks!
Thanks for the Music Convertor and Flac tips
It was free!
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