MP3 PLAYERS and Music Listening quality through your Computer

 

 

MP3 PLAYERS

 

Play the MP3 on a computer by selecting the mp3 file and right-click it to play it  . . .  Open with . . . Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player will play high quality MP3s that are made at 320 kbps.

320 kbps for an MP3 makes it the highest quality possible.

 

Crystal Magic Orchestra's Healing MP3s are always made at 320 kbps to make it the highest quality MP3 possible.

 

However, some portable MP3 players will not play an MP3 made at the highest 320 kbps level.  The MP3 player may only play MP3s with a lower kbps level maybe only up to 192 kbps or 128 kbps.

 

MP3 kbps


Standard. 128 kbps
Good. 192 kbps  
Highest Quality.  320 kbps 

 

An MP3 player that can only play    Standard. 128 kbps      Good. 192 kbps MP3s will malfunction when a 320 kbps MP3 is loaded into it and it tries to play it. It might even give an error message that the MP3 file is incorrect and is not right.  The MP3 player will not be able to play it and it will play it in a strange way because it is not made to play an MP3 320 kbps file.

 

If you are playing it on an MP3 player that cannot play an MP3 320 kbps file, it will play it in a strange way with a lot of glitches for it is not capable of playing an MP3 320 kbps file.

 

A person needs to find out what their MP3 player can play in terms of the MP3 kbps.

 

If it cannot play an MP3 320 kbps file, need to get an MP3 player that can play an MP3 320 kbps file to play Crystal Magic Orchestra's music.

 

 

 

A couple excellent MP3 players are the following:

 

AGPTEK A26 8GB Bluetooth MP3 Player

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XWY9BT9/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

 

AGPTEK 16GB MP3 Player 


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071WPRFW6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

We have these and they work well.

 

What is especially great about the  AGPTEK 16GB MP3 Player  is that it will play both MP3 files and WAV files, so if you create music into WAV files, you can load them into the AGPTEK 16GB MP3 Player and you can listen to them, too.

 

What is also wonderful is that if you have the NCH Switch Plus software, you can buy and download a high quality Crystal Magic Orchestra MP3 and then you can open the NCH Switch Plus software and 

 

Load the Crystal Magic Orchestra MP3 file into the NCH Switch Plus software and then Convert the MP3 file into 24 bit, 96,000 Hz wav file. The NCH Switch Plus software allows you to set the output wav file to being a 24 bit, 96,000 Hz wav file.

 

When you then listen to the new a 24 bit, 96,000 Hz wav file, the Crystal Magic Orchestra music that was on the MP3 is more mysterious and more of what the Sun really sounds like - more of a sound from space.

 

Wow !
 

 

 

 

Switch Plus by NCH Software

24 bit 96,000 Hz wav file to MP3 320 file
MP3 to 24 bit 96,000 Hz wav file 

We found that Switch Plus by NCH Software makes MP3s at a higher quality than Steinberg Cubase (we also have Steinberg Cubase - which is also excellent software)

Switch Plus software is also very reasonably priced as well.

http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Listening quality through your Computer

 

Here is information about the Music Listening quality through a Computer

 

If you want high quality sound / audio coming out of your computer and you want to record and make high quality music on your computer you have to get a high quality - professional quality Audio unit for your computer.  

 

Truth.

 

The high quality Audio unit that is for your computer is connected to your computer through a USB plug on your computer. The high quality Audio unit will also come with Audio Driver software that allows your computer to generate high quality / professional quality sound.

 

You load that new Audio Driver software onto your computer. Check your computer "Control Panel" to see that the new Audio Driver was successfully installed on your computer and check that it is active.

 

Then when you plug that high quality - professional quality Audio unit into your computer's USB plug, the High Quality Audio Driver will now work with your High Quality Audio unit when you use it on your computer. When you plug your headphones into the new High Quality Audio unit's stereo headphone plug on the audio unit you will hear high quality audio coming out of your computer.

 

Without a High Quality Audio unit and the High Quality Audio Driver software that comes with the new audio unit, you will only be using the computer's regular audio driver to play the music and it will only be medium sounding - you will be able to hear it, but it will only be of medium quality.

 

Recording music in music software - the same thing applies but actually it is worse because the music you record and create using simply the regular computer audio driver your recorded music cannot reach the premium sound quality of a professional sound. It is like playing a DVD movie on a Black and White TV. (They still make one Black and White TV - saw it for sale on Amazon).

 

If you are making and recording music in a light way where you will only need a MIC input and a mono Guitar input, but want the professional high quality sound from your computer a good computer Audio unit is the Focusrite Scarlett Solo audio unit. 

 

Focusright is a serious professional level music equipment company.

 

Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E6T56CM/ref=od_aui_detailpages01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Ideal for singer songwriters and guitar players
Second generation 2 in / 2 out USB 2.0 audio interface with one Scarlett mic preamp and one instrument input, 24bit/192kHz & USB bus powered. 
Includes Pro Tools | First & Ableton Live Lite recording software, plug-ins and samples included. Mac & PC compatible.
Price:    $99.99

 

The Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First audio unit with the accompanying computer professional quality sound driver is really great.

 

I bought one and have used it and it is fantastic. Load the professional accompanying sound driver onto your computer. Plug the Focusrite unit into the computer with the USB cable that comes with the unit. Plug your headphones into the front of the Focusrite unit and you will have professional level sound coming out of your computer.

 

 

 

NOTE:

 

In my Music Studio I use the 


Native Instruments KOMPLETE Audio 6 Audio USB unit that we use with Reason and Cubase.

 

However, the Focusrite Scarlett Solo audio unit above and the Native Instruments KOMPLETE Audio 6 Audio USB unit both have professional audio / music sound quality.  

 

The Native Instruments KOMPLETE Audio 6 Audio USB has more plugs and connectors for music studio use - MIDI, digital audio connector, more audio ins and outs.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Native-Instruments-Komplete-Audio-6/dp/B004YPRPJ6

 

It is set at 24 bit 96,000 Hz audio


Run a Keyboard through MIDI through the KOMPLETE Audio 6 Audio USB unit and use the keyboard with Reason for playing the software instruments within Reason.


It also has the connector to connect our Neumann 24 bit 96,000 Hz Digital Mic through it.


It also has 4 Audio Ins and 4 Audio outs to input from a mixer, output to a mixer and monitors, etc.


It also has a headphone jack.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Magic Orchestra