We're proud to be the only mastering studio in Washington to offer master lacquer cutting.
Musicians are encouraged not only to attend, but to also have a creative voice in the mastering process. Over the years we have enjoyed working with local, national and even international engineers, artists and bands.
RPM 33 RPM, 45 RPM
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Lacquer cutting for vinyl is performed on our fully restored Scully Lathe with Westrex 3D-II cutterhead. This Scully/Westrex combo, formerly employed at MCA records, has cut some of the best sounding LP's of the 20th century. Over the years, this lathe has been optimized to achieve even better sounding cuts, securing its relevance in 21st century.
Our Scully lathe is one of the few that allows us to start a cut from the inner diameter (near the paper label) moving to the the outer edge of a record. Cutting an endless loop of audio into the lock groove of a record is also possible, the duration of the loop should be exactly 1.8 seconds at 33 1/3 RPM and 1.33 at 45 RPM.
Master Lacquers (for record production):
12” — $175 per side
10" - $150 per side
7” — $80 per side
Reference Acetates (for home evaluation):
All sizes — $55 per side.
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