Very well. But is there a rule-of-thumb when it comes to file sizes? Should I focus on having a least 160kbps for all the tracks I use in a set/mix? Or is 128kbps fine?crumhorn wrote:With the massive amount of disk space and internet bandwidth available these days, there is really no need for compressed audio formats any more - except maybe for streaming to mobile devices for a little while yet.
But if you have a really great track and the only version you have of it is a 128K MP3 you shouldn't be afraid to play it.
If you're doing your job right the last thing on peoples minds will be audio quality. They'll be to busy dancing and the place will be so busy that you're sound will be competing with the general hubbub of stomping feat, shouted conversations, bar noises, hysterical laughter, ...
The occasional geek who obsesses over the fine details of sound reproduction will be lucky to get past the bouncer's "not the right type of person" radar.
I know of course that drunken/drugged up adolescents that listen to the music I'll be playing in the clubs (trance, progressive, tech) won't know the audio difference, I just want to present myself as a DJ that still delivers quality sound to even the most disillusioned clubber out there.