Session 4/4: Streaming
In the last post in this series of four, I’ll talk about uploading the mastered recording of Bach’s Adagio in D minor to music hosting sites. From these host sites, the music can be streamed for public listening, or downloaded for public use according to its Creative Commons License.
When the mixing and mastering work in the digital audio workstation is complete, it’s time to export (save) your stereo mix to a digital audio file for distribution online. For your audio file, you can choose from a number of different digital formats. These formats can be broadly categorized into three distinct groups: Uncompressed, Lossless, and Lossy. These three groups were discussed at length in an earlier post on Export Mixdown. When I export a mixdown of a song, I do so creating several audio files with different formats. These audio files are destined for uploads to different hosting sites. Here’s a table listing the audio files of my recording of J.S. Bach’s Adagio in D minor for keyboard solo. The duration of the performed piece is 3 minutes, 40 seconds.
Here’s a screen capture of my Jamendo Music artist page on a day when the Bach Adagio in D minor was at the top of the “Most Popular” list.
And here’s a screen capture of my Internet Archive page, showing the various audio file formats available for download. The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY) is prominently displayed.
Finally, here’s the lossless ALAC audio file (.m4a) available for streaming and downloading from this pedalpointsound.com website. At last, you can now listen to the “final product” that has been the subject of these last four posts.
Adagio in D Minor
Performed by Gregory Tait
© 2023. This work is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license