vinyl mastering

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by dendanna, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. dendanna

    dendanna Guest

    About vinyl mastering, I got a few questions

    Where to find the best vinyl mastering money can buy?
    Will a good VINYL mastering made in the USA do for Europe or
    does it need another (harder, lower, higher) sound?

    Please only reply if you have actual experience with this

    thanks in advance
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    What are you looking to get mastered? The US can compete with Europe for cutting, although some of the dance stuff being cut in the UK is hard to beat.
  3. axel

    axel Guest

    yupp, i lived and worked long years in london, they are very good in pumping dance cuts, it's not a bad thing to know your cutting plant and work / comunicate with them, really depends what you want taste is different, you are part of deciding on the sound as well, hard, soft, pumping...

    usually you tread hardcore music for example different than a dance track or jazz or... unless otherwise requested!
  4. dendanna

    dendanna Guest

    melodic trance

    Is it better to get the mastering done at the cutter or have it
    mastered somewhere else first so you got an extra pair of
    (hopefully) objective ears listening to it?
  5. axel

    axel Guest

    if you talking vinyl, the exchange in england is pretty hot.
    they offer very good in-house mastering, but except any mastered material as, well
    for dance stuff i can definetely recomend them
  6. random logic

    random logic Guest

    Exchange is super cool if you attend the cutting session or have your man there, but we had some 'not so good' cuts made by them and some 'super good' also. There is also Wally at Masterpiece, he did some great stuff for us (some of Recycled Loops, Earresistible Musick, Sharkastique Tunes releases). For club orientated dance music i suggest that you do some proper mastering before you send it to cutting.
    I do production, mixing and mastering for all kinds of dance music for years now and i always look for as close as possible transfer from master to vinyl. Best thing to do is to attend the cutting session with properly mastered track that already has that club sound and just transfer it to vinyl.
  7. jason

    jason Guest

    If you want it loud(assummining we are talking about a single two trax A+B max lenth seven mins) then do not pre master your audio,You can send two copies of your audio one mastered and one without any square waves, In order to give the engineer some idea of the sound that you require.
  8. lxx

    lxx Active Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Loud Cuts for Vinyl

    Hi Dendenna,
    I have read your question about vinyl mastering. We are a mastering company in The Netherlands and started cutting into real vinyl 3 years ago. Since January we also cut lacquers for Production on a Neumann VMS 70 in combination with a Weiss 102 mastering system and various outboard gear. If you like you can try us and we can make very loud cuts for you if the duration per side does not exceed 9 minutes on 45 rpm or 12 minutes on 33 rpm. We can send you lacquers to any pressing plant choosen by you.

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