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Apple Music Adds Apple Digital Masters

As an approved Apple Digital Masters provider we break down what's new.

Santa Ana, CA (August 15, 2019) – 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 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.

For more information on Hybrid Studios Mastering, please visit

About Hybrid Studios

Hybrid Studios is a fully integrated multimedia production facility in Orange County, CA. Not only does Hybrid feature a state-of-the-art analog & digital recording studio; it also boasts a massive sound stage, including a pre-lit cyclorama. Equipped with the best gear and an experienced staff, Hybrid provides a variety of products and services to clients across the creative spectrum from recording, mixing and mastering to video and photography.

For more information on Hybrid Studios, please visit