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Scott Hull on Vinyl, Part Eleven

All About Deadwax and the Origins of the Independent Mastering Studio Record Store Day may be past, but the vinyl keeps spinning. Welcome back for a “bonus round” of vinyl trivia! It’s time to talk about “deadwax.” If you look at your records very closely you will see a variety of symbols cut into the […]

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Scott Hull on Vinyl, Part Ten

How many grooves are there on a typical record? The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) set all the parameters for the dimensions of the modern vinyl record. The parameters needed to be made consistent so that player functions would all work. So, as a mastering engineer, I need to know that the final locked […]

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Scott Hull on Vinyl, Part Nine

Scott chats with master cutting engineer, Tony Dawsey. This week I’d like you to hear from one of my master cutting engineers, Tony Dawsey. Tony, like myself, started mastering before there was digital recording of any kind. Well, we’re not that old. But at that time, everything we did was focused on producing the highest […]

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Scott Hull on Vinyl, Part Eight

This week, a behind-the-scenes look at some of the challenges of producing good vinyl reissues, particularly remastered-from-vinyl releases. Hey, where did my master recordings go? Lets look at vinyl from a different angle. Let’s say you made a record in the 70′s or 80′s. You had pretty good success with the record. It might not […]

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Scott Hull on Vinyl, Part Seven

What’s the condition of your records? As consumers you know that the condition of the vinyl is very important in determining the quality of the playback. Tics and pops get much worse if the record isn’t stored right, or isn’t cleaned well. Sometimes visible scratches are audible and sometimes they aren’t. And sometime a good […]

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