Apple Digital Masters
The service allows for the highest-possible quality when encoding master recordings for digital distribution through iTunes (and now Apple Music).
RV Audio is a certified Apple Digital Masters provider.
Mastering is the final step in the audio post production process.
The purpose of mastering is to balance sonic elements of a stereo mix and to optimize playback across all systems and media formats.
Mastering also ensures uniformity and consistency of sound between multiple tracks on an album.
We master to radio / club / streaming quality, making sure to deliver a high quality final product that is ready for distribution.
Pre Master Specs
Follow these steps in order to give us the best possible start in optimizing your music:
Try and keep peaks on the main mix bus between -10 to -6 dBfs (Digital Full Scale) but no higher than -3 dBfs.
If mixing on a console please keep the digital capture recording levels conservative (-4 dBfs peak) suggested.
44.1kHz sample rate (minimum) / 16 or 24bit (24bit preferred).
No compressors or limiters on the master bus.