Hi all, I have an annoying issue with a bunch of tracks I cut out of a jamb from the other day. I recorded about 2 hours of jambing into Sonar, I made the mistake of recording two mono tracks, one for each mic, instead of one stereo track. I recorded 2 tracks of 24 bit 44.1k audio. Anyways, I went through the jamb and cut out the parts I liked and exported them as individual wav files. 2 channel 24bit 44.1k. I just highlight the bits I want, make sure the panning is right, then hit export. Is this kosher? I then moved the tracks over to the editing computer and found that they wouldn't play in Winamp, a huge amount of noise over the tracks... They work fine in Winamp on my other machine so I figured it was this ones on board sound card or an old version on Winamp. Anyway, I loaded the tracks into Audition, they sound gold, and saved them as "4-byte PCM (type 1, 32-bit)" Windows PCM WAV files. These new files now play in Winamp fine. Still sound gold. Anyways I spend two nights listening through the tracks and doing fade in and fade outs and cutting the crap off the ends... Now they're as polished as I can get them... So I make some mp3s, oh my god do they sound crap. No richness at all, no bass, no stereo image... Nothing... I made about 10 different types, all sound the same, flat as... Now I'm thinking I'll try putting it on cd, I have to make some 16bit wavs... I can't get Audition to export any format of 16 bit WAV or anything that doesn't sound just like those mental mp3s... Usually the mp3s I make sound a whole lot better than these ones. And this is making me think there is something whack. This is my dumbest question. Is 2 channel the same as stereo? Some more dumb questions. What am I doing wrong? How should one export audio from Sonar? How can I make 16bit wavs from 32bit ones? I tried Voxengo's R8 but it wont convert unless I want to change the sample rate too. Is there a program that's better for creating mp3s than Audition? My burning software (Nero) wont burn anything but 16bit 44.1k PCM WAV. What do people recommend as burning software? Thanks for reading, extra thanks for helping if you can. Cheers.