Abelton DJ's..... MP3's or WAV's
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    Default Abelton DJ's..... MP3's or WAV's

    A question to all the ableton dj's, do you store all your music as mp3's or wav's? The reason i ask is because i use my laptop for both producing and dj-ing and have very little room left on my hard drive as it. The obvious solution was of coarse to buy an external hard drive, which i have. But now i've just found out, any mp3 file you import into ableton automatically has a WAV copy made of it and put into somewhere called the decoding cache.

    Any tips??

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    * I receive my mp3s in highest possible setting. (320kbps)
    * I export my ableton projects into 24bit wavs after which I encode it into 320kbps mp3s by means of lame encoder. (Exact Audio Copy)
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    I too have a problem with space on my laptop and use 320kbps mp3's with no noticeable audio degradation.

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    320 mp3s are significantly smaller then wavs. i honestly dont know anyone that would go with wavs over 320 mp3.

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    One plus with wavs is that your computer does not have to decode them into a wav before it can play the tune, saving a little cpu. I personally use mp3's, the cpu used is not enough to justify wav's in my opinion.

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