When exporting your final mix from FL Studio in WAV, MP3, or another format, there are several settings you should consider to ensure that your mix sounds as good as possible. You need to choose a high-quality file format, such as WAV or AIFF, which preserves the full dynamic range and frequency response of your mix. Avoid compressed formats like MP3, which can degrade the quality of your mix. However, below you will also find some tips for the best settings when exporting in Mp3 format because sometimes it is really needed.
Export in WAV Settings
Here are some settings that you see in the export window. FL Studio tail export settings refer to the options available in the Export Settings window that allow you to control the length and behavior of the audio tail when exporting your mixdown. The audio tail is the sound that continues to play after the end of the last note or sound in your project, and it can be useful for creating smooth transitions between tracks or sections in your mix.
Also, you can see a preview of your mix length and disk space.
The next setting is to choose the Quality of your final mix. Resampling is the process of changing the sample rate or bit depth of an audio file, and it can be useful for changing the quality or size of your mixdown. This setting allows you to choose the sample rate of the exported file. The default setting is the same as the sample rate of your project, but you can choose a different rate if you want to change the quality or size of the exported file.
This setting allows you to choose the method used to calculate new sample values during the resampling process. The available options are “Linear”, “Sinc”, and “Spline”.
Use a bit depth of 24 bits or higher, which provides a greater dynamic range and reduces the risk of quantization distortion. Avoid using lower bit depths, which can introduce noise and distortion into your mix.
Consider using dithering when exporting your mix, especially if you’re using a bit depth of 16 bits. Dithering adds a small amount of noise to your mix, which can help reduce quantization distortion and improve the overall quality of your mix.
Avoid normalizing your mix during the export process, as this can introduce clipping and other artifacts into your mix. Instead, use a limiter plugin or compressor plugin to control the overall level of your mix before exporting.
When exporting your mix, consider using the “Offline” export option, which renders your mix in real-time and ensures that your mix is consistent and free of glitches or dropouts.
Export in Mp3 Settings
When exporting your final mix from FL Studio in MP3 format, there are several settings you should consider to ensure that your mix sounds as good as possible:
Choose MP3 as the output format. Set the bitrate to a high-quality setting, such as 320 kbps. This will provide sufficient data compression without sacrificing too much audio quality. You can experiment with lower bitrates if you need to reduce the file size, but keep in mind that this may affect the sound quality of your mix.
Next, make sure to set the sample rate to the same rate as your project, typically 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz. Higher sample rates are not necessary for MP3 files and will only increase the file size. Next, choose the “Constant bitrate” option, which provides a consistent bitrate throughout the entire file. This helps maintain the overall quality of your mix and reduces the risk of artifacts or distortions.
With FL Studio version 21, you can choose to export your mix directly to the cloud. All you have to do is check the export option and log in with your Soundcloud account.
Overall, the best settings for exporting your final mix from FL Studio will depend on the specifics of your project and the desired output format. Now that you have selected all the settings you need, all that is left to do is to press the Start button. Depending on the complexity of your mix, it may take a few minutes until everything is ready.
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