That is VERY helpful:) Thank you!
Seems you're a fellow guitarist from the photo, very cool! I have gotten too far away from guitar since I got into synths...think I'll do some work in the rock arena for a change...gotta work out this military piece I'm working on first. Thanks again!
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No problem. I've worked with musicans before (in the game biz), and it's not a trade secret. One thing that I forgot to mention: Programmers like to compress the files on their own. This gives them the best control over disk usage, decoding speed and streaming bandwidth. For stuff like audio and video, where a lot of data has to be converted, that can make a big difference.
That will degrate the quality. The gamers won't notice, but you will.
If you listen to one of your tracks in a game, don't get upset. It's not that the programmer/sound guy hates you. It's just compressed that bad because it has to run on a lowend machine (e.g. couple of years old) as well.
Btw - Yes, I play guitar, but I'm not a musican. It's just one of my hobbies.