Get High Resolution Files To Give Fans The Most Of Your New Record

itunes-logoWhether it’s Mastered for iTunes or Trent Reznor releasing an audiophile version of his record, making a high resolution version of your record for the audio geeks out there is becoming more and more in demand. While many pundits mock vinyl’s resurgance as pure novelty, it also exists to give those who want to take in your record in its highest resolution. But by now we know you can’t carry vinyl everywhere and many music nerds love nothing more than to have a high quality version of your record. This is one of the many reasons why you should get a 24 bit 96khz version of your master, especially if the record is recorded in this depth. This ensures listeners can get the most of your recording and that you have a copy for when this resolution is the standard. Not only does it make fans and influential record nerds happy, you can also sell it to fans to fund your music.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • Aaron J Poehler

    Well intentioned but you don’t cover this in enough detail to be at all useful. What percentage of fans actually purchase vinyl and know or care what bitrate depth the original masters were? And it’s not as easy as just saying “Get a hi-res version”, as high res masters can cost significantly more. You’re essentially making a blanket recommendation for something very few people will ever see a monetary return from, let alone “make fans happy” in some vague, unexplained manner. Easy to say when it’s not your money I guess, but this kind of blurbish, poorly thought out blog post adds nothing–except another link to try and grab hits.

    • musformation

      You are correct I could have put more depth and thought into this, sadly the nature of this blog is a little at a time, but thanks for the comment.

  • http://www.jtvdigital.com/ JTV Digital

    Hi Jesse,
    It is important to say also that Mastered for iTunes is not available to everyone.
    Only mastering studios approved by Apple can produce such files, and distributing these files to Apple is sometimes a journey that most distributors do not want to take.
    We are trying to fix this and currently working on delivering MFiT files to Apple, using a partner studio and our service.
    Check us out!