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Wave is an uncompressed or lossless format, whereas MP3 is compressed or lossy. Technically .wav is just a container format and can hold various types of compressed or uncompressed audio, but typically you'll see it containing LPCM uncompressed audio (the same as on audio CDs). With .wav files, you are essentially getting a raw bitstream representation of ...


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The executive summary of Charles' very detailed answer is: Use WAV for recording and editing. Use your audio editor's native file format with references to the WAV files to keep disk space under control use MP3 for distribution. 44.1 and 160kbps is lots, unless your audience has a home stereo that is worth more than their car and ears to match.


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I'm happy to hear you're brave enough to start producing music with no musical background but being a passionate listener. You don't need a lot of money to do great sounds but in the beginning having a sample pack, great VST plugins and full version of a DAW does speed up the process of learning. ~300€ for the software and samples will do fine for more than ...


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I'm an amateur EDM producer. Based on my experience and the way I've developed as a producer, I'd say that the way you look at things is pretty accurate. Here are a few specific things I'd like to add based on my personal experience: By far and away, my most important advice is to write a lot of music. As you write more tracks, you'll become more familiar ...


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A quick note for when you decide to start using a DAW: If you have a Mac, it has GarageBand on it for free. GarageBand is a full-featured DAW, and since it doesn't cost anything, it's a good tool for learning how to use a DAW (an entire skill set in itself). It isn't as powerful as other DAWs, though, so at some point, you are going to want to buy something ...


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What you are trying to achieve is not a trivial task. If you want a good master it'll take more than some tips. I'll try to do some quick observations on some possibilities. There's nothing specific to Ableton Live, because there's nothing exclusive to Ableton Live in this subject. You want more loudness in your track. As you might know we can't just turn ...


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It will depend on both the singer and the setting of the auto tuning. A well implemented auto tune will be very hard to notice even for the most trained ears, and the better the singer the smaller the corrections and the harder it'll be to notice it. There are two common artifacts that make pitch correction noticeable: Pitch correction becomes most ...


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My experience in working with the DAW Ableton Live is that: it has a very intuitive approach. it incorporates a collection of good sound samples for electronic music. it provides sound clips / loops as well. This means you can learn about styles and start combining sounds right from the start. you can enter music notes step by step. So you don't have to ...


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I suggest starting with a DAW. Look for free DAWs and demo versions of DAWs, and go through whatever tutorials are available. You won't need a music keyboard for this. You should be able to manage these tutorials with only very basic music theory knowledge -- if you already like house music, you probably understand a 4/4 beat. You should try: GarageBand ...



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