Mastering (or whatever you call it) for MySpace

Chef Napalm

Lost in the Supermarket
I'm finally getting around to posting some of my stuff on MySpace, but the tracks I've posted sound good on at home, but awful through the MySpace player.

Is there some trick to preparing them for the MySpace format conversion?
 

3 Body No Problem

Well-known member
Is there some trick to preparing them for the MySpace format conversion?
I find that if I make it too loud, i.e. master without leaving any headroom, the soundfile that myspace produces sometimes has nasty distortions in it. So I leave 3 dB headroom.
 
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Martin Dust

Techno Zen Master
It automatically reduces the quality of your mp3's for the player and stores your high quality ones elsewhere - which is why you are having a problem. Also be warned that it's easy to find and rip off the high quality mp3's.
 

Martin Dust

Techno Zen Master
So, what do I do about it? How does one adjust for low bitrate files?
The player is 96K and I think it's also mono, so I'd try putting some lower quality ones up that sound good on your machine, there's less chance of MS fucking them up in the conversion.

Hope that helps.

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