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news category created 9 March 2014 written by Mick Glossop

The Sound Quality of Digital Music Files

The currently accepted standard for the “quality” of digital audio download files (mp3) falls well short of the quality which is actually achieved in the recording studio by professional producers and engineers. Consequently, listeners are deprived of the satisfaction of experiencing the sound which the artist, producer and engineers intended.

The MPG is campaigning for the highest possible quality of recorded music to be made available for the listening public. The mp3 format was introduced when digital download files first became available; their reduced size made downloading possible. Now that internet speeds have increased immensely and high capacity hard drives and mobile devices are widely and cheaply available, the reduction in file size, known as “compression”. is now longer necessary, and high quality audio files should be made more widely available.

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