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digital & analog audio mastering · info@totalsonic.net · 718-594-0859 Austin / Cedar Park · Texas · USA

Audio Mastering for the 21st Century

Digital downloads and streams are now the most common and most cost effective way to deliver your music to your fans.  Total Sonic Media has the experience to get you master files that will be exactly in the specs of your digital music distributor, and that will sound as excellent as possible regardless of the format that they are encoded to or the service they are streamed from.

Standard

We generally provide 16bit 44.1kHz wav files (one per each track) which can then be uploaded to your digital aggregator (such as CDBaby, Tunecore, The Orchard, record label, etc.).  These services then can encode these files to the various formats needed (such as mp3, m4a, flac, etc.) and then get them placed into the digital music retailers (such as iTunes, Amazon, etc.) and streaming services (such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, etc.). When using these services they will generally have you enter all metadata (such as Album Title. Artist Name, Track Title, ISRC, album art, etc.) using their online forms at the time you upload the master audio files to them, and then will encode this information into the various download and streaming formats for you, so that this information shows up in the various devices and software players when your tracks are played.

Hi-Res

On request we also can provide 24bit 96kHz high-resolution wav, aiff or flac files (or at 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, or 192kHz sample rates as needed as well) if you wish to offer audiophile quality downloads as well (which services such HDtracks and Bandcamp offer).  This makes for a great way to provide digital downloads to your audience at the highest possible sound quality.   We can also provide these to “Mastered For iTunes” (MFiT) specifications. 

Tagged web-ready mp3 / aac / FLAC

If you are posting files to your own website, or if you wish to send out tagged files to reviewers, promotion or for direct sales - we can also create tagged (containing “metadata” - information about the track that will appear in software and hardware players when the file is opened) mp3, aac, or FLAC files for you on request.  We highly recommend FLAC files as a most excellent license free format as they use “lossless” data compression which allows the same exact audio quality as the original master on playback but at around 65% of the file size. If you wish to have us provide mp3’s or aac’s please let us know what bit rate you wish: 320kbps - best quality, largest file size 256kbps - good quality (equivalent to what iTunes Plus is encoded at) 192kbps - medium quality 128kbps - poor quality, streamable to slower connections Please send album covers as RBG jpeg or png files saved at 800x800 pixel size if you wish us to embed them into your files. 

Digital Downloads / Streams

id3 tags / metadata we can

embed into your files:

Track Title Album Title Artist Name Genre Album Cover Art (jpg or png) ISRC UPC (Barcode) / MCN # Catalog # Release Year Comment / Message Website Label Composer Lyricist Arranger Mood Original Album Title Original Release Year Engineer Mixer Remixer DJ Mixer Conductor

Audio Mastering for the 21st

Century

Digital downloads and streams are now the most common and most cost effective way to deliver your music to your fans.  Total Sonic Media has the experience to get you master files that will be exactly in the specs of your digital music distributor, and that will sound as excellent as possible regardless of the format that they are encoded to or the service they are streamed from.

Standard

We generally provide 16bit 44.1kHz wav files (one per each track) which can then be uploaded to your digital aggregator (such as CDBaby, Tunecore, The Orchard, record label, etc.).  These services then can encode these files to the various formats needed (such as mp3, m4a, flac, etc.) and then get them placed into the digital music retailers (such as iTunes, Amazon, etc.) and streaming services (such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, etc.). When using these services they will generally have you enter all metadata (such as Album Title. Artist Name, Track Title, ISRC, album art, etc.) using their online forms at the time you upload the master audio files to them, and then will encode this information into the various download and streaming formats for you, so that this information shows up in the various devices and software players when your tracks are played.

Hi-Res

On request we also can provide 24bit 96kHz high- resolution wav, aiff or flac files (or at 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, or 192kHz sample rates as needed as well) if you wish to offer audiophile quality downloads as well (which services such HDtracks and Bandcamp  offer).  This makes for a great way to provide digital downloads to your audience at the highest possible sound quality.   We can also provide these to “Mastered For iTunes” (MFiT) specifications. 

Tagged web-ready mp3 / aac /

FLAC

If you are posting files to your own website, or if you wish to send out tagged files to reviewers, promotion or for direct sales - we can also create tagged (containing “metadata” - information about the track that will appear in software and hardware players when the file is opened) mp3, aac, or FLAC files for you on request.  We highly recommend FLAC files as a most excellent license free format as they use “lossless” data compression which allows the same exact audio quality as the original master on playback but at around 65% of the file size. If you wish to have us provide mp3’s or aac’s please let us know what bit rate you wish: 320kbps - best quality, largest file size 256kbps - good quality (equivalent to what iTunes Plus is encoded at) 192kbps - medium quality 128kbps - poor quality, streamable to slower connections Please send album covers as RBG jpeg or png files saved at 800x800 pixel size if you wish us to embed them into your files. 

id3 tags / metadata we can

embed into your files:

Track Title Album Title Artist Name Genre Album Cover Art (jpg or png) ISRC UPC (Barcode) / MCN # Catalog # Release Year Comment / Message Website Label Composer Lyricist Arranger Mood Original Album Title Original Release Year Engineer Mixer Remixer DJ Mixer Conductor

Digital

Downloads /

Streams

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