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.

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