Friday, December 10, 2010

How a record is made.

After songs are recorded and mastered we need to cut a Lacquer plate for each side of the album. This is where the music is converted to analogue signals. The Lathe cuts a spiral groove using a vibrating cutting stylus. The precise groove is cut across an aluminum disc covered with a plastic coating and is cut at a speed of 33 1/3 or 45rpm.


a said...

Is the recording or mastering process done any differently when you're going to be pressing vinyl as well as releasing in digital formats? Is the album mastered once and then released across all formats, or might you run more than one mastering session?

studiodog said...

A- Ideally you would master your songs twice: The digital world and analog world are two different monsters. Sadly, this is not usually done do to budget restraints.

Unknown said...

So, what speed is Teargarden Theme meant to be played at?