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A bothersome roar in the background with some MP3 conversions

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asked Jun 23, 2016 in Studio One 3 by (160 points)
I am using the Windows version of Studio One 3 (Professional) on a PC with Windows 10 with an I7 processor with 4gig Ram... I can make a great sounding WAV file for backing tracks... however, if I export the file to MP3 (128bps), about half the time there is a distracting "roaring" sound, like something is about to feedback (it is in the mid range). All files are normalized and nothing is allowed to go over 0db. As an experiment, I tried exporting using two other WAV to MP3 converter programs, and the problem isn't there... I suppose that is a fix... however, I would like to do this direct.  Are all WAV to MP3 algorithms the same?  Would a different bit rate change that? Should I adjust the eq in a certain range to stop the algorithm from amplifying the "noise"?

Thank you

Art Carnrick

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answered Apr 20, 2017 by Jamesrhone1 (200,340 points)
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Usually, this is caused by an effect on one of the tracks. To troubleshoot, deactivate all inserts and mixdown again. You should immediately know if there is a plug-in effect causing the issue.