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Now you can simply upload songs from you iTunes library or hard drive and we'll cut them directly to disc. The artists and labels get paid their royalties through our partner MixPixie.
If there is anything that we cannot obtain the rights to we'll let you know.
Finally, please don't rip audio from YouTube. It usually sounds bad and we don't like it. If that's the only source of your audio, please grab as high a quality audio conversion as you possibly can and we'll try our very best!
Please Note: Our current lead time is approximately 5 working days.
We like to turn things around quick snap here, so you can generally allow a week (5 working days) for despatch of your order. If you have a larger order, a more complicated order or it’s a peak-time (i.e. Christmas, Valentines' etc.) we will notify you via the website if we have a cut-off date or your order will take longer than usual.
We hand-cut our vinyl recordings using a special vinyl recording lathe, which is normally the first step when mass producing a vinyl record. Usually an 'acetate' master is turned into a stamp, which will then 'press' hot vinyl into a record. Since we cut records one at a time, instead of cutting an acetate that will then turn into a stamper, we cut the sound directly to a material very similar to vinyl, which is just as durable and has the same sound qualities as your regular vinyl disc.
Yes - our "Copyrighted songs or original material (Includes Artwork)" product has a handful of pre-made artwork options, plus the option to send us your own art. Templates are available on our website, or provided to you via e-mail after you've placed your order. If you're comfortable with photoshop you can send us your completed templates for printing, or you can e-mail us with a picture or pictures you'd like on your cover and let us know how you'd like them arranged; we're not graphic designers as such, but we'll do our best to put something together that you'll be happy with!
Plenty! Wedding invitations, birthday greetings, family recipes, poems, songs, bedtime stories, last will-and-testaments; if you can hear it, we can cut it!
Yes, we will make adjustments to your sound so we can make as good a transfer as we can. This usually involves some tweaking of the EQ, stereo width and volume.
Nothing out of the ordinary. Your MP3s will do just fine, as will WAV files. We do encourage you to send the best quality audio file that you can since a higher quality audio file means a better quality sound on record.
Our priority is getting your sound onto a record, which sometimes means making broad changes to the sound of a recording for a good quality transfer. Essentially, the better quality recording you have, the less changes we will have to make. Trust your ears!
A few pointers to remember are; if your recording was originally on record and turned into a digital file, the noise and pops and clicks that are on the recording will effectively be doubled when it goes on record again. This isn't the end of the world but it's something to bear in mind.
If your order has multiple songs, and some are very quiet, or very loud, we will do our best to make sure all the songs on the record are at a similar volume. This is so that we can make a good transfer, and also when you're listening to it you don't have to keep fiddling with the volume control. We would recommend you send us audio that you're already happy with as-is, to make sure you get the record you expect.
The more you can do before sending us the files, the better. We’re all music lovers and know a good sounding recording when we hear one, but our priority is getting your sound on a record. If you want your vinyl to sound as close as possible to the original there are some things to bear in mind: Any bass below 60Hz should be removed; there should be no bass in the sides (i.e. mono); any hi-frequency material with a fast-attack (hi-hats, tambourines, sibilance) should be smoothed out. We can do these things at our end, but we make these changes quickly and with broad strokes.
Theoretically we can cut as many records as you need, but for any quantity over 100, it might be worth checking out vinyl pressing rather than our hand-cut records, which might provide better value for money.
We could, but we think if you’re looking for a vinyl pressing run you might get a great deal on your cutting and pressing at a dedicated mastering facility. If you’re after a dubplate, you should definitely consider cutting straight to vinyl with us!
You should send us a sound file exactly how you’d like it to appear on record.
There are two options - combine your tracks into one seamless audio file so we can transfer the whole side to disc, or better yet, include any in-between-track silences as part of your audio masters, that way we can line them up for gapless playback, and analyse each track individually before cutting.
It really depends what you’re starting with, but in general any tracks that aren't already mastered for vinyl will have no sub-bass, less top-end and sometimes less stereo width.
Grab a cup of tea and check out this article by Resound: http://www.resoundsound.com/mixing-for-vinyl-dont-fall-for-these-traps/