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I bow to your tastes, but it IS possible to get a decent sounding mp3 - many I have to deliver that way are perfectly fine for the client. And some of mine have only an iphone to listen on - the speaker is worse than the sound of the file. The recent samples linked on this list of the 78 project were the worst ones I have heard in years! NOT a good example.

I am not defending the format, but have any of you listened to radio in the last ten years? 90% of that is mp3s.

Iím not defending the format, but a good engineer can make a silk purse when needed!

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Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio
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On May 16, 2017, at 11:42 AM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> It's not just you, John. MP3 is dreadful. It's like taking a giant step back to the early days of the CD, when the players and discs sounded harsh, dry and 2-dimensional. Now that huge amounts of storage are dirt-cheap, and download times are incredibly fast (aided by excellent services like WeTransfer and DropBox), there's no need to use MP3 garbage. Digital audio has evolved to the point where there's absolutely no cause for complaint. Indeed, it's been there for a long time now. Why take us back to a time when there was?
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> Best,
> Gary