Apple Digital Masters

Apple Digital Masters

VST Mastering

Apple Digital masters is a standard that allows engineers to encode music in a way that takes advantage of every bit of the high-resolution. It is an industry standard developed by Apple that works for Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and all streaming services. It is the recommended technology to make sure your music sounds good on all platforms

Creating Apple Digital Masters

Apple is committed to delivering music as the artists and sound engineers intend it to be heard. Here is some history and information that guided the creation of the best possible masters for the Apple ecosystem, as well as instructions for the use of the Apple mastering tools.
Apple Digital Masters


Apple Digital Masters - Mastered For iTunes

Certified Online Mastering

An algorithmic mastering process that uses AI to analyze and master the music and works with Apple software.

Certified Human Mastering

A human mastering engineer will master your track
using Steinberg Wavelab and the latest Apple Audio Mastering Tools.

Renowned Mastering Engineer

Get a sound like the major artists, handcrafted by a
mastering professional. We cooperate with Steinberg Mastering™
who has worked with Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Seal, and many others.

Why use a renowned mastering engineer?

It takes 3-6 hours to master a track, for an experienced engineer. It is a surgical procedure that requires attention to every frequency, transient, effect, instrument, and vocal. Then, sleep on it, and back to polish the diamond when the ears are re-charged. Paying premium is crucial, if you want to go mainstream and compete for the big stream counts.


Apple’s free digital audio mixing application, AU Lab, can be used as a host application for Audio Unit effects, including the AURoundTripAAC plugin, one of the Apple Digital Mastering tools. If you don’t already have Logic or another Audio Unit host application, download AU Lab to get started with auditioning your audio, detecting peaks and clipping, and performing double-blind listening tests.

Download AU-LAB