Knack is proud to be included on Apple Inc's official MFiT providers list.
With Mastered for iTunes, Apple has created tools for encoding their proprietary AAC files that utilize high resolution 24bit source files. The same type of file we supply to vinyl cutting engineers.
We believe this is an important step in offering music lovers the convenience of a digital download with a higher level of fidelity than your typical MP3.
We've built Apple's Mastered for iTunes encoding tools into our workflow so artists and producers have the opportunity to hear exactly how their album will sound in iTunes before it's ever submitted to the store.
While the optimal end-game is digital music offered free of file compression, the reality today is no one wants to sit around and wait for a 50+MB high resolution file to download to their mobile device.
We applaud Apple for focusing on building tools to help engineers improve the sound and fidelity of digital downloads through iTunes.
Knack has built its business and reputation by delivering great sounding records. It really is as simple as that.
Engineers trust Knack to respect their mixes, producers appreciate Knack's open communication and artists know, without a doubt, their recordings are being treated with the same care whether they were recorded at Abbey Road...or in Abby's basement!
Knack delivers world class masters to large record companies with seriously tight production schedules as well as indie labels and artists with seriously tight budget constraints.
We work with an assortment of some of the finest analog and digital gear and are always on the lookout for the next piece to add into the rack. However, gear alone can't deliver a great sounding master. When it comes to mastering, nothing can compete with experience, good taste, great ears and a true love for helping audio sound its absolute best.
Knack takes a meticulous approach to transferring, sometimes irreplaceable, analog source tapes into the digital domain.
We utilize carefully calibrated tools to ensure the highest level
of fidelity for all transfer projects.
From archival-grade analog to digital conversion to tape machines aligned perfectly for each session, you can be assured your analog to digital transfer is being handled with the utmost care and attention to detail.
We can accommodate practically any format imaginable. 2-track 1/4"?
4-track 1/2"? 24-track 2"? Have an old 8-track 1" tape that needs transferring? Not a problem. Give us a call and we can discuss the specifics of what you're looking to achieve.
In addition to analog transfers, we also offer transfers of older digital formats to modern audio files. Have an old DAT or ADAT you need converted to a ProTools session? No sweat. We've got you covered.
With highly specialized toolsets, Knack is capable of restoring seemingly unsalvageable audio recordings or simply minimizing that pesky guitar hum in your mix that's been driving you crazy.
We use the most current tools for digital noise reduction as well as tried and true methods like tape baking for restoring vitality to old analog tape before transferring to digital.
Each restoration project typically has its unique challenges. If you have questions contact us and we'll happily help you determine your options.