In this video tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can save your audio recordings in MP3 format and with different settings which will affect both sound quality and file size of your MP3 audio recording.

Now, why is this important? Because, if you are going to upload your MP3 audio recordings to the Internet (for whatever reason), it’s best that their file size be as small as possible without compromising sound quality.

So, do know, when you save MP3 files, you can save them with a number of different settings that include:

  • 128 Kbps (CD Quality)
  • 96 Kbps (Near CD Quality)
  • 64 Kbps (FM Radio Quality)

I personally tested and learned that I could save my MP3 audio recordings as low as:

  • 56 Kbps, 22,050 Hz (Mono)

When I save my MP3 files with the above setting, I don’t lose any quality, I retain quality, and the file size is very small compared to the 128 Kbps (CD Quality) setting.


To download a trial version of Sound Forge “Audio Studio” just click on the button below. Note, this is not a free program, but one you pay for. Is it worth buying? ABSOLUTELY! I’ve used this program to record all of my books and edit all kinds of audio. I also bought it years ago, and it’s still paying for itself over and over!