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VINYL MASTERING
LACQUER CUTTING
SHORT RUN RECORDS
Mastering specifically for vinyl will improve the sound quality of your records. Vinyl mastering is different from digital mastering. Contact Us to learn more vinyl@lacquerchannel.com or call Noah at 416-876-7885  

THE QUALITY IS IN THE CUT

 

SHORT-RUN LATHE-CUT VINYL RECORDS

Upload files [up to 32bit/96khz] as 1 .wav file per side with track listing.
UPLOAD HERE and put the details of the job in the message box.
 
Mastering specifically for vinyl will improve sound quality. 
 
 JACKETS and LABELS:
Full-colour Jackets are available. $30 for the 1st one and $10 for each after.
Full-colour Labels are $5 each

Note; turnaround time on jackets is 1 month. Templates here.
 TECHNICAL:
We're cutting on polycarbonate using a vinylrecorder.com desktop recording lathe.
ENGINEER:
  Robyn Raymond is the cutting engineer.
She is originally from Calgary but now lives in Toronto.
She was trained on the Vinyl Recorder in Germany.

Questions? 
email us

VINYL LACQUER MASTERING

Lacquer mastering is the final stage of the mastering process and the first stage of the vinyl manufacturing process. We offer the highest quality Lacquer cuts using our Neumann VMS70 with SX74 cutter head.

We take Lacquer mastering very seriously. Lacquer Channel Mastering is one of the only studios in Canada offering this service. Kevin Park is our master cutting engineer. 

 

We take the time to ensure that you are getting the best possible cut. Fidelity matters. Sound quality is everything. We can do your vinyl pre-mastering (eq, compression, editing etc.) but even if you don’t do your mastering with us, we can prep your master for vinyl and it’ll sound better when cut.
 

For no-compromise digital conversion and analog emulating software, we use the UAD Apollo interface and UAD and BX-Digital plug-ins

SIDE LENGTHS

As a general rule, the longer a side is, the quieter the record will be.

The bass content in the music takes up a lot of the physical space on the disc. It's sometimes possible to have a longer side without compromising the level or audio quality. Not all masters benefit significantly from shorter sides. As well, some styles of music are more ideally suited to a higher playback level, in which case shorter side lengths are recommended. The deeper (louder) and wider the cut (more bass), the more space (therefore time) it consumes on the record. 

Our general guideline for maximum side length is:

20 minutes for a 12" 33 rpm record  | 14 minutes for a 12" 45 rpm record.
4 minutes per side for a 7" 45 rpm record | 6 minutes per side for a 7" 33 rpm record

 

KEVIN PARK - THE MASTER CUT

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