LANDR offers mastering in the following audio formats:
- HI-RES MP3 (320kbps)
- WAV (16bit)
- HD WAV (24bit)
HD WAVs and WAVs are the highest quality format. A WAV is lossless, so it will preserve all the details and quality of your original file. If you’re sharing demos with a label, pitching to a publisher, or sending music to a media outlet like a blog, you need a mastered WAV.
- The difference between 16bit and 24bit is how much of the original audio information is contained in the file.
- Our 16bit WAV masters come back with a sample rate of 44.1kHz.
- If you opt for our 24bit HD WAVs, you’ll keep whatever sample rate you had in your original file.
MP3s are lossy audio files, meaning their quality has been degraded from the original audio. Our HI-RES MP3 masters stream at 320 kilobits per second. A higher kbps means more data, and therefore more audio quality, is preserved in the conversion process to MP3.
Learn more about file types in our Audio Formats Guide.