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BBiB Record Store Day Listening Party Recap

Hope you all had a great Record Store Day this year! We closed our favorite holiday out in style, with a listening party for about 30 new friends here at Masterdisk. The party was one of a continuing series of listening parties organized by Mike Newman of the East Village Radio show and just-launched record […]

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RSD 2013 Vinyl Cut at Masterdisk

It’s Record Store Day! Hopefully you’ll find the list below “better late than never”. These are the RSD titles that were cut at Masterdisk. As you’ll see, some of them were mastered at the excellent Airshow, Kitchen and Welcome to 1979 studios, and sent to us for cutting. We often partner with other mastering studios […]

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Scott Hull on Vinyl, Part Six

Could your turntable could be performing better? If you’ve been following along this blog since week one, you now have a pretty good picture of how music gets recorded onto vinyl. This seems like a good time to talk about record players and especially phono cartridges. I won’t even try to tell you what turntable […]

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Scott Hull on Vinyl, Part Four

One of the most sought after vinyl-cutting systems in the world is the nearly indestructible VMS-70 and VMS-80 cutting systems built by Neumann. The VMS-82 was the last of these produced. I’m thankful to say that we get to use our VMS-82 lathe every day to cut lacquers for clients around the globe. (Fig. 1) […]

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Scott Hull on Vinyl, Part Three

As disk cutting engineers we are always looking at sound. We have a microscope mounted on the record cutting lathe and we use this scope to determine the quality of the cut and to diagnose problems when they occur. We can also measure the groove width and separation between the grooves. The space between the […]

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