Originally Posted by ms_
Holy shit, what a pointless feature. Conversion generates extra decibels? Never heard of such things. Maybe don't brickwall your entire mix and you're good to go. Free alternatives are pretty much any converter/editor and I recommend Audacity, it takes seconds to convert and there's no need for any previews because it's not very time consuming.
This video generated the question to me,and this topic:
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And You are right,in this demonstration was a heavy brickwall limiting,
but without a brickwall limiting You can accidentally hit clipping - after mp3/lossy conversion - if you have not enough headroom,and You are close to the 0db.
If you upload/share Your music to Soundcloud or Beatport - whatever site which transcode Your music into mp3/lossy format you need to deal with that thing.
A free vst alternative for that work would be good,faster way to analyse this,but a third party program,like Audacity is also great for converting and check the final result.
So thank You for Your Audacity tip!I will check,and use it in the future!