Beatsource offers downloads in MP3, WAV and AIFF formats. There is an additional fee for lossless quality files (WAV/AIFF).
Our MP3s are encoded at 320 Kbps CBR (Constant Bit Rate) using a LAME encoder. 320 kbps is the highest possible bit rate setting a LAME encoded mp3 file can have, and this higher bit rate generally results in superior sound quality as well as a closer representation of the original sound.
AIFF format which supports album artwork and full tags unlike the WAV files (Sample Rate: 44,100 Hz Sample Size: 16 bit Bit Rate: 1411 kbps).
Our WAV files are original master quality and offer more freedom with regards to file manipulation. However, since these original WAV files are devoid of any sort of compression you will find that one minute of music will result in a file that is about 10 MB in size.
You can choose your default file format from the 'Audio Preferences' tab in your account settings. Items will then be added to your cart in the preferred format.
Alternatively, you can change the file format after the track has been added to the cart by using the drop down tab under 'Format' next to the track(s) in your cart. You can also bulk update your cart by selecting all at the top, right-hand corner of your track list, then choosing the preferred format at the top of the list.
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