Exporting .WAV files from MuseScore

• Jun 8, 2012 - 20:49

I've been using MuseScore's option of saving compositions as .WAV files, which come out sounding exactly like my original score. Since I use the Fluid sound font, the audio in .WAV format is far more pleasant than in most MIDIs -- certainly better than MIDIs played through Windows Media Player, which uses a wavetable synth, as I understand it.

After I've created the .WAV file, I then convert it to an .MP3 and trash the .WAV, since it's uncompressed and usually about 10 times larger than my .MP3. The tool I use for this is Pazera's Free Audio Extractor, which I originally downloaded for extracting the audio from video files, but you can find lots of other freeware audio converters in a Google search.

Caution: If you export a .WAV file, make sure you don't do anything else in MuseScore for a little while, because if the export process is still underway in the background and you use a menu or try to exit, MuseScore may stop responding. I found that out by accident, and since there's no progress indicator, I now watch my hard drive light until the activity seems to have stopped.


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how come i dont have save as wav file or any of that?
why? i've been looking for it and i dont even found any exporting opcions

In reply to by Ascomun

As mentioned, if you are using MuseScore (presumably the reaosn for posting here?) there is no need to mess with WAV at all - just export MP3 directly, via File / Export (same way you'd export WAV).

But FWIW< if you're not using MuseScore but simply have some pre-existing WAV's you want to convert to MP3, Audacity is, I think, by far the best / most popular choice.

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