Apple Now Giving Guidelines for Mastering for ITunes —

Apple Sets out Guidelines when mixing and Mastering for ITunes

Apple is doing a lot of innovative thinking when it comes to audio formats and file storage for music. They’re suggesting that audio be mastered correctly in order to translate correctly to ITunes format, and they’re also suggesting other encoding options for mp3s. Check it out —

EE Times (blog): More on digital audio formats: 24/192, iTunes optimized, adaptive (link)

EE Times (blog) – “Mastered for iTunes: It turns out that Apple is now providing recommended guidelines for mastering engineers to follow when preparing masters for iTunes. This apparently means optimizing master files to enable the best sound quality in the lossy …»”–24-192–iTunes-optimized–adaptive

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