I have a new song.
Waiting for the Unblink
Comments are welcome.
I find that there are “scraping” sounds while playing back through the websites. They were there on Bandcamp so I thought I would give Soundcloud a try. I think they are less prevalent on Soundcloud but still there nonetheless. I was hoping that since Soundcloud allows upload of .mp3 that, when played back, it actually transferred the full .mp3 for a better sound but it appears as though it still uses some streaming format that creates these distortions. Of course, the Bandcamp version is a .wav (16 bit). The Soundcloud version is a .mp3 (160 Kbps).
I marked a good example of it on the Soundcloud post with a comment right at 2:08.
Is there something in my mix that causes this? Is there something I can do to prevent it? Of course, I don’t want to mix my song just so it sounds good while streaming and give up sound quality of the original mix but if there is something that can be done that doesn’t hurt the original mix and makes the streaming sound better that would be great.
EDIT: Listening more closely to my original mix, the “noise” is there, it is just very faint. It seems exacerbated by the streaming. I am going to examine the source of that faint noise in the original mix. I suspect the cymbal. A bad sample or maybe it just needs some EQ.