Knack works on a wide range of projects and has clients ranging from major labels to indie labels and artists. 

Size and scope of projects can vary greatly and we always work to ensure the mastering process is handled in the most efficient and cost-effective way. 

The most important thing is a great sounding record. We can usually work within most reasonable budgets.

For an estimate of your upcoming project, please call or email and let us know the following:

1. Total running time

2. Number of tracks

3. Delivery Formats required

4. Desired turnaround

Email or give us a call: (973) 556-5749

DELIVERY FORMATS

VINYL FILES

Knack will provide you with high resolution files prepared specifically for the vinyl format. One continuous file per side with time sheet for your cutting engineer.

Vinyl files are processed at the time of your initial mastering session. Make sure to let us know when booking your session if the project is destined for vinyl in addition to digital.

We have relationships with cutting engineers who we know do great work. We are happy to help facilitate getting your vinyl masters prepared properly. 

Contact us for more details. 

DDP MASTER

A Disc Description Protocol (DDP) master is a digital delivery package that provides the same fidelity of a physical disc master. It offers all the features of a physical master disc (CD Text, Embedded ISRC codes…etc) but enables us to upload the master directly to the pressing plant as a single digital package file. No shipping required which saves time and shipping costs. It also removes the possibility of disc errors occurring during the final burn of a physical master disc. DDPs require verification before uploading to the pressing plant which is accomplished utilizing specialized toolsets here at Knack.

Physical CD Masters are available upon request.

Contact us for more details.


DIGITAL FILES

• CD quality (16bit/44.1k) files

• Hi-resolution (24bit/96k) files

• 320kbps MP3 files

All files are analyzed and optimized for online delivery and streaming formats.

Mastered for iTunes

When creating Mastered for iTunes files, the audio is analyzed and optimized here at Knack directly through Apple’s proprietary encoding tools. Tweaks are often made to your masters to ensure the highest fidelity possible through  iTunes. These high resolution files meet Apple’s requirements for submitting  as “Mastered for iTunes”.

Contact us for more details.

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