sending spoken word recording from garage band to itunes: quality loss

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  1. craighereatmac macrumors newbie

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    I am doing some spoken word recordings with Garage Band and then exporting them to I-tunes. The recordings sound completely different when I play them from Garage Band and in I-tunes.

    The I-tunes version becomes somehow 'harder' with an almost metalic sound, and also there is a significant 'white noise' background sound that is added when I export it to I-tunes.

    I tried exporting it with both ACC and Mpg formats but get the same result.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. UpDownAeroplane macrumors member

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    it all depends on bitrate. try ripping them in loseless format.
     
  3. craighereatmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help. Could you tell me what 'bitrate' is, and how i would 'rip them loose'?
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    He meant try exporting them in a lossless format (aiff, apple lossless). Lossless means no quality loss due to compression.
     
  5. craighereatmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK I tried AIFF and apple lossless import settings in i-tunes. I'm still getting the same problem. It sounds harsher and more tinny in i-tunes than in garage band.

    I'm also having problems with volume. No matter how low I set the recording volume in garage band I'm getting the same loud volume once it's imported to i-tunes.
     
  6. dknightd macrumors 6502

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