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 known as the final step in audio post production process.
Its purpose is to balance a stereo mix's sonic elements and optimise playback across all systems and media formats.
Mastering also ensures uniformity and consistency of sound between multiple tracks on an album.
We master to vinyl/club/streaming format, ensuring the delivery of a high-quality final product, 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.