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Upgrade to lossless for less, and win a pair of Funktion One F101s

By Ken Taylor
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Want to be entered to win a pair of Funktion One F101 speakers and guarantee your fans “the best audio experience for every set”? Then follow the advice of Sander Van Doorn, Madga, Loco Dice, Andrew Weatherall, and countless other DJs and upgrade your Beatport library to lossless AIFF files. We’ve lowered our prices for all lossless upgrades by 25%, and, if you upgrade in the next 21 days, for every 10 tracks that you upgrade, you’ll get another chance to win a pair of Funktion One F101s.

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Last day to get half off AIFF and WAV upgrades on your next lossless purchase

By Ken Taylor
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Today is the last day to get half off the cost of AIFF and WAV upgrades when you make new lossless purchases on Beatport. Uncompressed lossless files (commonly known as WAVs or AIFFs) are consistently the choice for pro DJs of all sorts, to ensure the highest possible quality of digital audio without the degradation that MP3s can encounter. “When playing on some of the most massive soundsystems around the world, the quality of my content is of utmost importance,” says Markus Schulz. “It is therefore very important to arm my library with the very best quality lossless files. Even when I get promo MP3s, I buy the lossless to make sure I am playing the very best sounding files.”

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Weatherall, Magda, Sander Van Doorn, and Loco Dice on the benefits of lossless files

By Ken Taylor
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It’s a known fact in the DJ community that lossless files are the way to go if you’re looking to deliver the highest-quality sound to your audience. If you’re playing big-room soundsystems, festival PAs—heck, anything larger than your bedroom—lossless files are the only way to ensure top-quality audio without the sound degradation that is inherent in MP3 compression.

DJ extraordinaire Sander van Doorn prefers “playing lossless files only,” he says. “As I want to guarantee my fans the best audio experience for every set.” And he’s definitely not the only one. Loco Dice echoes the sentiment, saying, “I play lossless files because the format contains uncompressed audio, gives me the maximum audio quality, and doesn’t fail when I combine digital files and vinyl records.”

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