Mastered For iTunes at Studios 301
Since our first studio opened in 1926, we have led the way in recording technology in Australia – from the first multi-track analogue recording, to the first all-digital recording, and then the first Audio CD masters. We are excited by the new sonic potential of the Mastered for iTunes specifications, not just because of what is available now, but a hint of things to come in future, higher quality, formats.
Studios 301 is one of a handful of studios worldwide approved to provide Mastered For iTunes masters, working closely with Apple through the process. When uploading to iTunes, Apple will now store your masters on their servers at up to 24 bit / 96kHz sample rate recording resolution, allowing for both better encoding into the latest iTunes codec, and compatibility with future formats. If you have your music mastered at the full resolution at which it was recorded, you can now ensure that new generations of music formats will take advantage of the better-than-CD quality recordings that you make today.
Regardless of the specifics of any future format, we believe it is always best to start from the highest resolution master possible, so it is worth considering taking an MFiT hi-resolution master for any project you work on from today onwards.
Mastered For iTunes (Hi Resolution) Format
If you are recording at any resolution between 24 bit / 44.1kHz to 24 bit / 96kHz, we provide you a master at that same resolution, which doesn’t lose the benefit of the extra bits and samples captured during recording.
CD Master Format
We can still provide CD quality masters at 16 bit / 44.1kHz, which are mastered differently to be optimised for the lower quality format. These are required if you need a DDP or PMCD master.
Fees and Charges
MFiT format: No extra charge when provided stand-alone
CDM format: No extra charge when provided stand-alone
Both MFiT & CDM formats: Additional $50 per song