Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) The Best of Both Worlds
Yamaha Hybrid the Best of Both Worlds
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
150 registered (AndreaPlanet, 36251, Akino, 43 invisible), 1616 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1124519 - 09/18/04 12:53 AM Question for Axtremus
EHpianist Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/27/03
Posts: 1703
Loc: NY-Madrid-Newfoundland (rhymes...
How many kbps do you want the mp3s at? How high do you want us to go in sound quality (eating up more Mb), I can go up to 320 kbps.

Schnabel's advie to Horowitz: "When a piece gets difficult, make faces."

#1124520 - 09/18/04 09:05 AM Re: Question for Axtremus
Axtremus Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/29/03
Posts: 6194
You don't have to go to MP3 at all with your submission. Your can literally mail an Audio CD or burn your full-quality uncompressed WAV or AIFF files in a Data CD and mail it in.

I can easily convert to MP3 at the latest possible stage of production -- currently, I do not know for sure how many total minutes of music we will get in submissions, so there is a chance that we may be able to produce Audio CD's instead of MP3 CD's. In the odd chance that we can go with Audio CD's, compressing your material now would be a waste.

So the basic strategy is to preserve full audio quality until the very last possible moment, and then only do lossy conversion to MP3 as a last resort to make everything fit in a TWO DISC set.

I can understand if some one who use amateur recording equipment recorded something that wouldn't sound any better regardless of whether they encode it with uncompressed WAV/AIFF or at compressed 120 kb/s MP3 -- in that case, there is no reason to take up addition MBytes because you'll not gain any perceptible audio quality with the additional MBytes.

For those with professional grade recording gear though, I'd suggest you retain full audio quality all the way until the very last moment -- until we're absolutely sure we cannot fit your material without compression -- then we'll convert (and will choose the highest possible bit rate that would fit).

Of course, that's not to say that you cannot also make a separate, aggressively MP3-compressed version of your recording for the sole purpose of uploading/posting to Piano World so people who don't buy the CD can download that one from the Piano World website. The version on Piano World website can (and probably should) be more aggressively compressed than the version we eventually put on CD -- the reason is simple: we can put way more MBytes of audio quality on CD than most folks can download over the net (not to mention Frank having to pay for Piano World's download bandwidth usage if every one starts to download CD-quality music at 10 MBytes/minute, versus 1 MBytes/minute if the same material is compressed to 128 kb/s MP3).

I hope this makes sense.
www.PianoRecital.org -- my piano recordings


Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
A little OT - 1200 lb. organ 30 ft. in the air
by Rich Galassini
15 minutes 37 seconds ago
Digital pianos - Can they get better ?
by Edb123
20 minutes 5 seconds ago
Are my hands big enough to start playing Rachmaninov?
by Kénan
31 minutes 17 seconds ago
Do Musical People Listen to a Lot of Music?
by Greener
Today at 12:36 PM
Korg Havian 30?
by David Farley
Today at 12:02 PM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
80,970 Registered Members
44 Forums
167,363 Topics
2,452,654 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission