This Is How I Finalize Audio Files For Best Audio Quality

Curious about what process I use to finalize the audio files on this site? This page will answer your questions. As a bonus, you can use the same process in your own music production to ensure great quality.

I produce, mix and master my tracks entirely in Ableton Live Suite. Using professional audio software from Waves and Fabfilter to the final audio as I want the audio quality to be as good as possible.

This is my process from mid 2019 and going forward when finalizing tracks:

This doesn’t mean that all tracks here are made using this process. This applies only to new productions from 2019.

Instruments, and VST plugins are configured to export their audio in the highest possible audio quality. Stock plugins in the DAW I use are configured to the highest quality setting.

Limiter output is consistently set at -1 db to prevent any possible audio clipping during conversion to lossy formats. True Peak Limiting is activated, and 32x oversampling is used.

The final audio file is exported to 32-bit 96kHz floating point WAV file with no dithering for archiving purposes and best possible audio quality.

The 32-bit 96kHz audio file is then resampled (in Audacity) to 24-bit 48kHz with triangular dithering using no noise shaping.

This 24-bit 48kHz file is then uploaded to this site for end users to download, it is also used to produce a 320kbps MP3 file uploaded here as well.

My Routine on Dithering

If you are interested in reading more about dithering, I suggest checking out this article from and read it from top to end.

The 24-bit 48kHz WAV file on this site should be enough for nearly any use cases. However, if you need a 32-bit 96kHz floating point un-dithered WAV file for your media project. You can request it, however you need to pay licensing fee to get access to that file.

Hope this clears up some things. Thank you for using my productions in your content. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

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