Most DJ software with a recording function let the Deejay record in Wav format. Some of you wonder how to convert the .wav file into MP3 format to share your creation. Here is a process to do it in Windows with iTunes 11.2.
1) Start iTunes
2) Click on iTunes rectangle on the upper-left corner
3) Select the Preferences menu
4) In the General Preferences, go to “Import Settings…”.
5) In the Import Settings, select Import using “MP3 Encoder”
6) In the Import Settings, click on the Setting field to set for the MP3 compression rate.
7) If you select the “Custom” setting, you can select the compression rate you wish.
Click on OK to close.
8) You can check your compression settings in the field “Details”.
Click on OK to close.
iTunes is now set to convert files into the MP3 format you have selected.
9) If the file you want to convert is not in iTunes library, add this file in iTunes library.
Import your .wav file in iTunes.
Click on the rectangle icon in iTunes upper-left corner, and choose “Add File to Library…”.
Browse to your .wav file, select it and click on Open.
10) Once the audio file is in iTunes libray, right click on it in iTunes and select “Create MP3 Version”.
11) iTunes converts it into MP3 format.
12) Once iTunes has created a MP3 version, it is located by default in a folder
To check where it is located, right click on the created track in iTunes, and select Get Info
The iTunes Summary window shows the location of the MP3 file.
13) To check the default location of the MP3 files you create in iTunes, click on the rectangle icon in iTunes upper-left corner, go to Preferences, and go to the Advanced Preferences tab.
You see iTunes Media folder location, and you can change it if needed.
Remark: iTunes does not suppress the .wav file when encoding its .mp3 version, so at the end of the operation, you get 2 audio tracks with the same name in iTunes library:
Honoree of a 2014 CES Innovations Award, Hercules DJControlWave’s Bluetooth® connectivity and rechargeable battery gives DJs complete freedom to mix and rock parties anywhere.
Las Vegas, January 7, 2014 - Hercules, a worldwide leader in audio and digital DJing, is proud to unveil the first wireless DJ controllers custom-designed for iPad® at CES Las Vegas.
Inspired by its sleek, wave-shaped design, the new controller is named the Hercules DJControlWave. This truly unique and innovative concept has also been recognized as an honoree of the highly coveted CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award 2014.
With its iPad® control via Bluetooth® wireless technology, total mobility thanks to its built-in rechargeable battery, and its futuristic design, the Hercules DJControlWave is the undisputed "new wave" DJ controller.
Complete mixing freedom There’s no need for any kind of cable between the controller and the iPad®: the Bluetooth® connection is instant and the control is totally wireless. When mixing at a party, the DJ is even free to take the iPad® onto the dance floor, away from the controller, without ever losing control of the mix! The Hercules DJControlWave’s range is up to 33 feet (10 meters).
The controller’s built-in rechargeable battery is also a huge plus in terms of freedom of movement: say goodbye to the days when a DJ always had to keep the controller connected to a power source. Battery life even allows for a whole night of non-stop mixing (up to 8 hours)!
DJs can either connect speakers to the iPad® via a wired connection or wirelessly if using a Bluetooth® speaker, making it possible to mix without any cables at all for the ultimate in DJing freedom!
The "new wave" DJ design: stylized and futuristic Extremely lightweight and showcasing an elegant look, the innovative design of the Hercules DJControlWave ripples like a wave, and is perfectly crafted to support the DJ’s iPad®. The iPad®’s angle of support can be adjusted in order to adapt to different DJing positions and styles. All controls are intuitive and ergonomic, including the two jog wheels, two pitch sliders, buttons for effects, samples and cue points, and rotary encoders for EQ settings.
Even the controller’s backlighting, which adds to its futuristic look, has been designed to be both attractive and helpful: it guides the DJ, even in low-light conditions.
DJUCEDTM DJW: the free, custom control app The DJUCEDTM DJW app has been specially designed for the Hercules DJControlWave, and was developed to function in perfect harmony with the controller (the app is available for free on the App Store). The app is incredibly simple both to learn and to use to create great mixes, even for those just starting out as DJs.
Multi-talented Although this new controller has been designed for the iPad® (its "Made for iPad" certification is pending), it is also compatible with both Mac® and PC, via a USB connection and the included DJUCEDTM 40° software.
The Hercules DJControlWave also comes bundled with a super-convenient splitter cable - allowing users to connect both speakers and headphones to privately preview upcoming tracks.
The Hercules DJControlWave will be available from spring 2014, at a suggested retail price of $299.99.
To check it out, come visit Hercules at CES Las Vegas, the Venetian Hotel, Veronese 2504 meeting room, from January 7 through 10, 2014.