Audio Mastering For All Digital Formats & Vinyl Pre-Master Assembly
Red pill offers mastering for all types of music regardless of genre. A great deal of mastering these days consists of in the box processing only which is why we are thrilled to offer an audiophile grade signal chain featuring carefully selected analog equipment and select software plug-ins. In the event you are interested in having your project released on vinyl or cassette, we can provide vinyl or cassette pre-masters.
Mastered for iTunes (MFiT)
Red Pill is certified by Apple to provide master files for the Mastered For iTunes program. Mastered For iTunes involves creating and uploading high resolution (24-bit/native sample rate) master audio files to your online distributor for encoding to AAC format, which is used by Apple in the iTunes Store. Currently, the standard file resolution for submitting audio to the iTunes Store (and most other digital releases) is 16-bit/44.1k sample rate. Using higher resolution source files and following the other Mastered For iTunes guidelines will result in a better sounding experience for the end user.
Mastered For iTunes files are auditioned through the same encoder in which they will be eventually processed by Apple so proper testing and adjustments can be made to avoid problems, and optimize audio masters for distribution via the iTunes Store.
Check with your digital music distributor to learn more about their rates and policies for Mastered For iTunes releases. CD Baby and The Orchard both offer Mastered For iTunes releases.
DDP Assembly & Creation
Deliver your music to a CD manufacturer with all CD-Text, ISRC codes, UPC/EAN code, and audio quality as intended without errors. If you already have sonically mastered WAV or AIFF files and need them properly assembled into a Red Book master for CD production and/or online distribution, we can assemble a DDP master for you to be sure that the finished product will not contain any errors or anomalies.
Mastering Rate Card
+ Audio Sweetening :: $25.00/track || $5.00/ each alternate version
Not everyone is looking for or can afford full blown mastering service. For clients that are confident in their mixes or for those on a limited budget, I recommend this service. Pricing includes in the box processing, leveling and DDP/master assembly.