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A Comprehensive Guide To Audio Formats For DJs

Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

Even seasoned DJs may be daunted by the seemingly endless number of audio file options available to purchase—the Bandcamp download menu provides seven different types alone! File types like MP3, AAC and Ogg Vorbis offer vastly different audio resolutions, file sizes and software compatibilities, so it’s important to understand the differences between each one before using them in a set.

Luckily for us, this article from DJ Techtools furnishes many illuminating answers to the audio file type conundrum. In addition to describing the options available for common compressed and uncompressed formats, the piece goes on to explain differences in bit rates, pricing structures, audio fidelity and each file type’s respective compatibility with different DJ software formats. Do you think you know everything about audio file types? Test your knowledge and read the entire article here.

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