Apple Music Adds Apple Digital Masters

Hybrid Studios is an Approved Apple Digital Masters Provider

Hybrid Studios is an approved Apple Digital Masters provider

Recently Apple has rebranded their Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) program to Apple Digital Masters. Now the advantages of the higher resolution and dynamic optimizations from MFiT masters will be available across iTunes and Apple Music for downloading and now streaming. All Apple Digital Masters are superior to CD quality and are 24-bit resolution.

The Apple Digital Masters program is based around a procedure developed by Apple specifically for Mastering Engineers to follow. This set of tools allows Mastering Engineers to audition Apple’s proprietary encoding during the mastering process and take into account how music will eventually interact with Apple’s encoder. Also, a tool (called afclip) can process the audio file and create a text file for audio clips. Because of this special encoding process, extra attention must be paid to headroom and inter-sample peaking while mastering. 

Hybrid Studios' Mastering Suite

Hybrid Studios is an approved Apple Digital Masters provider and offers online mastering services using the best analog and digital equipment in an accurate acoustic environment to bring your material to a professional and commercially competitive level. We focus on the artist experience and work hard to provide clear channels of communication and fast turn around. 

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