Airshow engineers Anna Frick and Jon Gold joined me to pool our thoughts on how a self-publishing author can affordably release their ideal audiobook. In Part I and Part II, we covered pre-production, recording, and post-production. In Part III, we explore a real-world production and manufacturing budget for an audiobook narrated by the author. Download […]
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Everyone wants to get paid for their music, and with most releases widely available and streaming from all corners of the web, ISRC codes are the key to making sure you get your money. The ISRC, or International Standard Recording Code, is an electronic tag that tells a story about the track to which it is […]Amazon, audio, CD Baby, cd mastering, copyright, ISRC, iTunes, Mastering, metadata, music downloads, restoration, revenue, RIAA, royalties, SoundExchange, streaming, The Orchard
Many recordings are released these days in several formats – CD, downloads in multiple resolutions and file formats, LP’s, and streaming. While the CD master at 16-bit/44.1 kHz resolution remains the most useful master format, one master does not fit all! With the growth of DIY digital sales platforms and Apple’s Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) […]24-bit masters, Airshow, Analog Audio, Ann Blonston, audio, audio quality, Digital distribution, HD audio, iTunes, mastered for iTunes, Mastering, vinyl
Airshow clients’ interest in Apple’s “Mastered for iTunes” quality initiative is growing daily. Did you know that the same 24 bit master we create for your iTunes submission can be used to create additional high-res formats for sale to your fans? A 24 bit master file delivers high-quality audio to listeners and can be distributed in multiple ways including: […]24-bit, Apple, Bandcamp, FLAC, HDTracks, Hi-Res, iTunes, mastered for iTunes, vinyl
Apple recently inaugurated the “Mastered for iTunes” (MFiT) program, which is both a technical initiative and a marketing initiative. Apple recommends production guidelines to insure that AAC files sold in iTunes’ “Mastered for iTunes” store sound their best. iTunes sells files in a lossy AAC format. MFiT files and iTunes Plus are Variable Bit Rate […]iTunes