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Royalty Free Music – WAV files are now free!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Responding to requests from our users, we’ve  made all  our royalty free music at www.royalty-free.tv available as WAV files – at no additional cost!

In a major “behind the scenes” website upgrade, we’ve uploaded the master-quality WAV files for every piece of music in our catalogue onto our web server.  Now when our customers have chosen their music to download, as well as  it being available in MP3 256kbit format as before, they have the option to download as WAV 44.1/16 format.  These files are exactly the same as the original audio masters of the music – there is no compression or data loss, what you hear is the original music master file.

We’ve made this upgrade because although the MP3’s sound great and the file sizes are conveniently small, we realise that now it’s not a problem for most of our customers to download larger WAV files – so why not make them available and enjoy the extra audio quality?  And rather than charge extra for this, we think they should be available at the same price as our regular MP3 files.  The choice is the user’s, download the high-quality MP3 if you need a fast download and a smaller file size, or choose the WAV file if you prefer the extra audio quality and don’t mind the larger file size!

So what is the difference between MP3 and WAV files?  MP3 files are “compressed” into a smaller file size than the original audio WAV file, with a side-effect being a very slight loss in audio quality.  They still sound great (as our clients including major broadcasters have already found) and many people cannot hear any difference in the quality.  Our MP3 music is encoded at high quality 256kbit, which gives a file size of around 2MB for every minute of music.  By comparison, the original WAV master files are about 10MB for every minute of music.

So the choice is yours – and at no extra cost!