Welcome to my MP3 XYZ
If you are in to music then you will most likely know about the MP3 file. However, its popularity is diminishing with streaming sites leaning more towards their own file extensions, that they can protect and own.
However MP3 files are still the most versatile file you can create, share and work with.
Most web browsers will play a raw MP3 file direct from a link, and if you are creating music for mobile phones, remember many phones are mono!
MP3 Quality Examples
If you are sharing your media via email then you probably would like to optimise the file. Basically make the file size as small as possible but without losing any quality. It is easy to see with image files, but for audio you just have to hear the difference.
The following files are all a single bar of audio created in Logic Audio. They are all the same length, but file sizes and quality differ. They should open in a browser window, but may prompt you to download.
8 Bit MP3 File
The following MP3 file is 343kb.
16 Bit MP3 File
The 16 Bit MP3 file is slightly larger in file size to the 8bit. The quality is a noticeable improvement. Less white noise. Depending on how you are listening to the file and the quality of your speakers you may not be able to hear the change in quality.
24 Bit MP3 File
Most MP3 files are typically in 24 Bit quality. The files are compressed but perfect for digital media. If you compare the MP3 file size to a WAV file size you unlikely not notice the difference audible, but the file sizes start to differ.
32 Bit MP3 File Example
32 Bit MP3 files are not really needed for typical musical consumption. Unless you are sitting in a studio with zero background noise and the highest £10,000 speakers, you probably will not be able to tell the difference.
The same MP3 file as an AIF File you can listen Online. However the MP3 file size goes from 343kb to 2.8mb. A huge space difference.
If you are spending time ripping your old CD collection to save on your phone or computer, you probably will be more than happy with 24 Big MP3 files. But remember, test first, because you will have to re-export them if you are not happy.
If you let Apple or similar convert into their file choice, you may be locked out of switching operating systems without timely conversions in the future.
For other file formats and conversions, check out our tools page.
Music in every day life
Music in everyday life from driving, through to training at the gym and running.
Some people like listening to music while training so they do not have to hear their own body. It is said that having music drowning out your own breathing means you can push yourself harder.
Music is of course an excellent metronome for your training. Especially repetitive processes like running. Running cadence can be linked with the RPM of the music you are listening to.
Your height, weight, leg and stride length and running ability will determine your optimal cadence. Everyday runners generally fall between 160-170 steps per minute, while elite runners strike the ground around 180 steps per minute or higher—with some getting above 200 at their fastest speeds.
If you are running at 180 strides per minute, then you want music to match.
Logon to your favourite music site and have a go at creating a playlist to match your running cadence. Here are some lists to get you started.
If you are running at 180 BPM, you can also listen to music that is 90 BMP
Cadence and BPB
When you run, increasing your cadence over stride length will dramatically reduce the impact your legs and most importantly knees and angles are under.
Benefits of music during exercise
Synchronous music is particularly beneficial for helping athletes to better manage their energy use during the performance and extending the physical resistance of both professional and non-professional individuals. This is particularly true for cardio exercises such as running, cycling, rowing and skiing.
When you are training make sure you buy the right activewear. For running a company like Sundried will be able to provide you the expert advice if you are a beginner. Many people who are training for an event, listen to music. Especially endurance training like marathon running. Where you may be running for hours at a time. Check out a free marathon training plan.
If you are looking for something cheap then you may want to consider shopping at Amazon for sportswear. There are many brands that can support your journey to fitness.
6 tips for new runners
Tips for Newbie Runners
- Invest in the right pair of running shoes.
- Go for distance rather than time - slow it down, be patient, and don't worry about your pace.
- Remember that rest days are training days, too.
- Join a running group.
- Make running a habit, even if that means getting out for a few minutes per day.
- Build mileage gradually.
How can I teach myself to run?
No more, no less.
- Warm up five minutes. Start every running workout with five minutes of walking to prepare your body for the demands of running. ...
- Run and walk by your body.
- Stick with 20 minutes.
- Finish happy.
- Be the tortoise, not the hare.
- Finish with a five-minute cooldown.
- Run to infinity and beyond!
What is the best way to start running for a beginner?
CHOOSE A TRAINING PLAN
- Train three days a week.
- Run or run/walk 20 to 30 minutes, two days a week.
- Take a longer run or run/walk (40 minutes to an hour) on the weekend.
- Rest or cross-train on your off days.
- Run at a conversational pace.
- Consider taking regular walk-breaks.
How can I run a mile easily?
- Eat a good breakfast; not too heavy, not too light.
- Make sure to stretch properly before and after the run.
- Take deep breaths.
- Start with a slow pace.
- If you have a stomach cramp, slow your pace to an easy jog and push your elbow into the area of pain for a few seconds.
- Will yourself on.
- Sprint at the end.
What type of music helps you run faster?
A new study has found that your running playlist is just as effective as one with the Rocky theme on repeat. Studies have shown that music—specifically fast music—can improve athletic performance in elite and recreational athletes
What is a good song to run to?
The Best Running Song
- Gold Medal: Lose Yourself, by Eminem.
- Silver Medal: Thunderstruck, by AC/DC.
- Bronze Medal: Eye of the Tiger, by Survivor.
What BPM should I run to?
For a stroll walker going at a pace of around 3 miles an hour, a remixed track has a count of 115 to 118 B.P.M.; for a power walker going 4.5 m.p.h., the count is 137 to 139 B.P.M., while the B.P.M. for a runner elevates to 147 to 160. 2. If you are starting out this will be slower than if you are a conditioned runner.
Does listening to music help you run?
According to a study by a professor at Brunel University, listening to music while running can increase performance by 15%. ... According to Runners Connect, high-tempo music provides the brain and heart with the most stimulus allowing you to run faster and further.
What are the best songs to run to?
No matter the setting, add these to your running playlist if you want to rock out to some timeless tunes that are sure to get you moving.
- “Born to Run“—Bruce Springsteen.
- “Summer of '69”—Bryan Adams.
- “I Can See for Miles”—Styx.
- “Sweet Emotion”—Aerosmith.
- “Carry on Wayward Son”—Kansas.
- “Hungry like the Wolf”—Duran Duran.
What songs get you pumped up?
Pump Up Songs
- "Eye of the Tiger" -- Survivor.
- "The Final Countdown" -- Europe.
- "Bright Future in Sales" -- Fountains of Wayne.
- "Hungry Like the Wolf" -- Duran Duran.
- "Livin' On a Prayer" -- Bon Jovi.
- "Can't Hold Us -- feat. Ray Dalton" -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
- "Survivor" -- Destiny's Child.
- "Celebration" -- Kool & the Gang.
How many beats per minute is a song?
All the songs on the playlist have a tempo of 100 to 120 beats per minute, which is the same tempo at which one should give chest compressions during CPR. The first song is Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees
Why does music slow down when running?
One explanation that floated on various internet forums was that the brain may process things at a faster rate when we exercise, so external stimuli such as music may appear to decrease as a result. ... In that case, experiencing the pain of intense exercise could make time feel like it's slowing down