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Audacity .wav File Size... =/
Old 11th October 2015
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Audacity .wav File Size... =/

Hey guys,

So I use an old sampler that requires .wav files, so if I have a .mp3 I want to use, I have to convert it to a .wav for the sampler to pick it up.

I use Audacity to do this as it's super simple - you drag and drop the same onto the interface and export it as a .wav.

The issue I'm having is I load 3.74mb mp3 file (as an example) and it's spitting out a massive 41mb .wav file. Over time, this has grown dramatically so I have gigs worth of these .wav files which are kinda taking up a lot of wasted space.

Is there a way to reduce this file size without compressing it to death?

Thanks guys!
Old 11th October 2015
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The filesize of the Wav was the reason for the mp3 in the first place so that kinda comes with the territory. The only real solution i can think of (besides egtting a bigger drive) is a sampler that plays compressed formats (mp3,flac).
Old 12th October 2015
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The filesize of the Wav was the reason for the mp3 in the first place so that kinda comes with the territory. The only real solution i can think of (besides egtting a bigger drive) is a sampler that plays compressed formats (mp3,flac).
This is what I was worried about. Damnit.
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