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    Default iTunes Match: Anyone used it yet?

    I'm really hoping this comes to Canada shortly after the official release. After using Platinum Notes it breaks my heart to realize after comparing tracks before and after analysis that after analysis they just lose their life. I'm hoping to use Match as an easy way to just re-download my tracks again.

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    No. I wonder if it'll try and swap 320kbps MP3 to 256kbps AAC?
    Probably won't use it until they start doing lossless.
    And of course, every track swapped will probably lose it's Traktor cues etc.
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    What do you mean when you say that the tracks loose their life after analysis?
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    @Alex,
    Platinum notes 'normalises' every track so they are the same volume, but you also lose any high/low points in the song
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    what the heck r u guys talking about??? i always use legit 320 MP3s , better then 256 AAC imo, if you spek 256s they hit above 20kz but very weakly, and loose power in the range of 10-20 doing so, instead of hitting very solidly constantly at 20kz, wich i like and prefer more, listen for yourself

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    Oh right, Ive never used Platunum notes, dont even know what it is! But are you sure that it compresses the dynamics when normalising? Sounds kinda weird.
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    Normalizing tracks doesn't lose highs & lows. Platinum Notes compresses tracks, last time I checked. Normalising just sets the highest peak of the song at 0db, keeping the dynamics intact.

    @DJ.You.S.Bee - people are always arguing about 320kbps MP3 v 256kbps AAC, which indicated to me that they are so close in sound quality that it isn't worth arguing about

    ...anyway, when I digitised my CD collection 7-8 years ago I did it at 128kbps MP3, which was an error.
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    WHat that the hell is iTunes Match (cant be bothered Googling).

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    Apple look at your iTunes collection, and upgrade your old, crappy files to 256kbps AAC
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    anybody know if:
    a) tracks will be accessible via traktor thru itunes library?
    b) since its switching out songs for the itunes version - it seems like you'll lose any traktor info - is that accurate? if so, this seems unusable for traktor
    c) can i actually download the mp3 file if i wanted or is it always going to sync to the cloud when i play a song?

    Seems a little scary to be honest..

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