• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Exporting Audio

When you are ready to burn a CD of your song, you will first need to “bounce” or save your song as an audio file.

To export your song as an audio file

1.
Select File > Export Song as Audio File and choose a save location (Figure 10.31).

Figure 10.31. Export Song as Audio File saves your entire song as an audio file so you can burn it to CD.


2.
Choose either WAV or AIFF file format for your audio file (Figure 10.32).

Figure 10.32. Choose whether you want to save your audio file as .aiff (more common for Mac) or .wav (more common for Windows).


3.
Choose a sample rate (11,025 Hz to 96,000 Hz) for your audio file (Figure 10.33).

Figure 10.33. Exporting at the highest rate is fine if you want to import back into Reason, but for CD, pick 44,100 Hz.


Files destined for audio CDs need to be saved at 44,100 Hz. Choose this option if you don't have a program that can convert sample rates.

4.
Choose a bit depth of 16 or 24 for your file (Figure 10.34).

Figure 10.34. Pick a bit depth—use 16 for CDs.


For CD, choose 16. For archiving or bringing back into Reason as a sample, use 24 for the best quality.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint