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Audiochecker seems to work well.
post #32 of 34
Thanks for the tips. I myself am worried about this as well. When artists release free albums with FLAC, ALAC, WAV and MP3 and it could be possible that they transcode the other files. Due to poor recording errors or truly a transcode.
post #33 of 34
Another method is to convert the track from Left Right Stereo to Mid Side Stereo, then isolating the Side Channel alone. A quick way is to grab those simple vocal remover plugins, which essentially does the same thing.

The side channel will tend reveal compression artifacts much more than the left right channels as i think the mp3 encoding process uses much less data when encoding the sides in Joint Stereo mode.
post #34 of 34
Simplest way to do this is with spectro. You see a freq response spectrum and can check the cutoff hz. CD goes to 22000 hz I believe; less is an mp3 or any other lossy. You can also use a program like adobe audition but that takes longer to start, more of a hassle, etc.

Spectro - Freeware Audio File Analyzer
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