FAQ

HOW ARE THE RECORDS MADE?

Our records are cut on an analog German made lathe with a diamond stylus, guided by hand in real-time, one at a time.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY LIKE?

If the tracks are mastered for vinyl then the audio on our records is comparable in quality to a factory pressed record.  Un-mastered tracks can still sound good but may differ slightly more from the source audio.  Due to the individual nature of the process every single record will have very small variations and slightly more audible surface noise than pressed records.  We cut directly to vinyl blanks which are very resilient and great for club use or scratching and will last as many plays as a factory pressed record.

DOES MY AUDIO SOURCE HAVE TO BE MASTERED FOR VINYL?

Digital files of any kind can be cut to vinyl however higher quality files with tracks that are mastered for the medium yield the best results.  The goal is to transfer the source audio as accurately as possible and having the tracks properly mastered will help with this.

HOW MANY RECORDS CAN I ORDER?

We offer a maximum order of 50 copies per order.  No minimums.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY ORDER?

Turnaround depends on how many outstanding orders there currently are.  We will be able to give you an approximate completion date upon placing an order and we are usually able to work with clients’ specific deadlines.  Generally, orders will take 1-3 weeks depending on the size and complexity of the job.  If you have a rush order please inquire and we'll do our best to make it work!

SHIPPING?

Orders can be shipped within Canada and internationally but costs will vary depending on the size and weight of your order.

Is there any audio that can not be cut?

Higher quality audio yields better results.  We recommend 24 bit 48kHz.  More compressed tracks will cut but will be less of a seamless transfer.  The degradation on compressed formats like MP3s (especially high-frequency sibilance) will often translate as noise on vinyl.

We will only cut material owned by the client - no mixtape style records. We also reserve the right to refuse cutting services to music which contains offensive content.  

For more technical guidelines see HERE

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For any further questions or to place an order contact Jackson Darby at:

 

personaltouchvinyl@gmail.com