I used to dj with vinyl back in the day. Am now wanting to get back in the game. What is the best file format to bye tunes in, mp3 or wav. I want to play through pa sound systems.
.wav files retain all of the information.
.mp3 is a lossy compressed format, so it contains less information than
.wav files. If you want to share a song on a site to get an idea on what you produced, that is ok to do it with an mp3 file. If you need to use sound in your composition, or if you want to release a master, a lossless file format is needed. Even if you want to export your music in order to be played in a loop, a
.wav format is better:
.mp3 formats can add some inaccurate results and some horrible click sounds when the loop restarts.