From that website wrote:2. This brings you to a dialog box that allows you to choose the parameters of the audio file that you want to save. The first thing you'll need to do is scroll down the file types to choose mp3PRO, which is the format of mp3 that Adobe Audition uses. To choose the type of mp3 bitrate that you want to use, hit "options," which brings you to a screen that lets you choose any bitrate, from 320 to very low bitrates, with a quick description of the quality of each. For professionally recorded audio, or anything that you don't want to have a noticeable drop in quality, you'll want to keep the quality above 192 kbps. If you're exporting an mp3 for use on the Internet, 128 may suffice, but you really don't want to use a lower bitrate unless you've recorded speech or anything else where quality isn't important. The larger the bitrate, the larger the file that is exported.
Yeah, I know all that, but, my issue with both the LAME and the mp3PRO is that the algorithm for variable high quality bit rate is, indeed, variable. If there are any mixed music tracks, yeah, it saves at the awesome 300+, but, when it is just voice, even when I export it with the HQ rate, it always drops the bitrate.
unless you've recorded speech or anything else where quality isn't important
This is the worst sentence.
And while Audactiy is a great free recorder, having used it, and Goldwave, and Audition, Audacity is pretty lousy by comparison. That's why I sprung for Audition 2.0. I did try out Adobe Soundbooth, but, that was more for audio milti-track mixing and editing, specifically in regards for Dynamic EQ, which, with my recording setup, really isn't needed.
Maybe the Human Voice is so limited that...it sounds the same at 125 or 300 kbps.
E: Wait, just found a website about getting LAME to work in Audition. Going to try that when I get home. See if it sounds better than the inclused mp3PRO. Man, if LAME would export better, and
I get to do it through Audition, that would be thuper.