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  1. Andre heilbron

    That’s information, clear, thank you very much. Now I understand it all better.

  2. Nick


  3. daniel

    Thanks dude. Great refresher on this formatting stuff.

  4. daniel

    Thanks dude. Great refresher on formatting.

  5. daniel peltier

    thank you for good input

  6. Spyke

    Best and easiest to understand explanation yet. Thanks.

  7. SubBass Studio

    Youtube compress the audio files?

  8. Farrah Ng

    Felt educated and understood easily. Thanks Scott!

    • Scott Parsons

      Hey Farrah,

      Thanks for the positive feedback! Always glad to help out. It’s a tricky subject so I am glad you found it helpful.


  9. Nick Walker

    Great Article. It is easy to get confused without this sort of clear explanation. Your article is focused. Well done.

    • Scott Parsons

      Hey Nick,

      Thanks for the kind words! Happy that it helped. It is a pretty confusing subject and there’s tons of articles out there on it, so I’m happy to be able to pass the info along!


  10. Anonymous

    love pinball

  11. Manolo

    big ass hard drive and wav it is!
    knew most but still learned from it!

    thanks man, Hola from Spain

  12. Ben

    Great article.

    One thing I found counterintuitive at first: WAVs are often the required format for hardware samplers. Although the files are larger, the fact they are uncompressed means the sampler doesn’t need to decode anything – so you can play your files at the drop of a hat.

  13. Chris

    Already basically new it, but good to have it explained again so clearly!

  14. Jasper

    Nice clear article. But how about mqa? It’s slowly making its way to the top

  15. Tom

    Yep, clear article. Thx!

  16. The House Nerd

    This blog is making me a better producer everyday. I thank you so much. We need all this information. Thank you once again.

  17. Anonymous

    Great article. The file size isn’t the only disadvantage of the WAV format though. MP3s also have tags in the files so your computer will recognize the track and details right away. On WAV files, you generally have to create them yourself.

  18. Lucas

    Gracias!! Me ayudaste un monton!!

  19. Jeremy M.

    Hey, love the mastering services from LANDR; great overall. I just have one question: how do you add details to your file after you’ve had it mastered?

    • Scott Parsons

      Hey Jeremy,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Thanks for the feedback too!

      Could you forward your question to They’ll be happy to help with your issue and have you sorted out in no time :)

      Hope this helps!


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