I've noticed a huge drop in audio quality when uploading. I'm told tracks are taken down to 128kbps, however i'm talking about on direct comparison with tracks that I have at 128kbps already. I even uploaded the last one at 128kbps just in case it was soundcloud's conversion process.
Now, i really get a little audio loss with a 128kbps file, compared to a lossless format...to me its probably under 5%
But soundcloud's quality, is dropping like 50% if i can quantify it... it sounds more like a VERY small kbps well below the acceptable listening range of 92 or whatever is considered 'listenable'..
No sub or highs, weird swirling sounds etc.
What other processes are going on to cause this? Is it just my tracks? Is it anything to do with length of tracks? Why are they changed if i've already uploaded in the same format? Does soundcloud normalise them possibly causing distortion or something?
Nevertheless i'm held back from sorting out current uploads, because they still have some plays and shares, so that's ok, but i don't want to delete all that if i can sort it out somehow...its just a shame people can't hear a bass drum, or that high pitched sounds are like a detuned radio.