Submitted by Yashika kapoor on February 23, 2011 - 12:09pm
All those who buy music from online stores, would soon be getting better quality of song files, as Apple and other major online music-selling portals are in talks with music firms, regarding a better sound quality.
“Professional music producers generally capture studio recordings in a 24-bit, high-fidelity audio format. Before the originals, or masters in industry parlance, are pressed onto CDs or distributed to digital sellers like Apple's iTunes, they're downgraded to 16-bit files,” informed a source.
The files are compressed to lessen the download time and for easy streaming of the tracks on the web.
But maybe, if music retailers provided higher-grade recordings, quality would not be comprised and this though, led to the online stores in initiating talks with music sellers.