It is the most important part of the entire vinyl manufacturing process in terms of sound quality; extremely crucial and vitally important in the final sound of vinyl. When the lacquer is cut, the actual volume and sound quality of the vinyl is determined based on variables such as the concentration of high/low frequencies, the length of each side, ….; but we already have everything prepared after the pre-cut mastering to which we have submitted the files before transferring them to the physical medium, the lacquer.
The lacquer is an aluminum disc of greater dimension than a normal vinyl and covered with a nitrocellulose lacquer where the engineer transfers your sound from the support and from where we will later obtain the stampers; the metal molds where the vinyls will be pressed.
To proceed with the cut and transfer all the sound, we place the lacquer on the vinyl cutting wheel, securing it with a vacuum line in the center. A test cut is made and with the microscope we check the quality and separation of the groove, as well as we will try to detect any problems or anomalies.
When everything is Okz, we will start the recording / cutting of the lacquer, controlling at all times the distance and depth of the furrow. All waste material is removed by a vacuum system. The best equipment and the best professionals in the court are working with your music; you will notice it in the sound.
The sound begins to take shape in the grooves of the lacquer in a personal way. The engineer is at all times observing through the microscope that the quality, wiegth and depth of the groove is adequate so as not to later produce unnecessary alterations or distortions in the final sound. The lacquer is not cut conservatively, easily and quickly to eliminate pressing and reproduction problems; It takes time to get the most out of the cut, achieving the excellence of the sound there and that is where we notice the difference between work and dedication. It’s the best lacquer cut and we have the best sound quality.
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Once your music is ready, we take care of everything: when we sign the contract to find out how you want the vinyl (inches, weight, color, quantity …), you deliver the necessary files in the appropriate formats and we begin the process.
Your music is processed to suit the medium in which it will be printed: vinyl. A re-mastering process is carried out which, in the case of vinyl, is a critical process and which has great relevance in the final quality of the record. It is a complex process in which the frequencies, volumes, intensities, depth and width of the groove must be worked out….
We will then proceed with the lacquer cut, which is the transfer of the music from the support to the lacquer; a nitrocellulose coated polished aluminum disc with a thickness greater than a normal disc. To cut the lacquer, a cutting lathe with its cutting head is used to cut and modulate the groove, transferring the music directly to the master.
When the lacquer is cut, it is sent directly to the elaboration of the electroplating works, where through different mechanical, chemical and electrical processes, the stampers are elaborated. Stampers are the metal molds that, once in the pressing plant, will shape your vinyl. Different jobs require different elaborations, therefore, we have a small number of pressing plants in Europe that meet our quality standards and where each job is sent in particular according to your requirements.
We will advise you on the best choice to capture your music on vinyl, opening a wide range of options for the final realization of the project: We work on all sizes of vinyl (7 “, 10” and 12 “) and even special sizes, with different weights of vinyl, colors, effects with color, photo-discs, all quantities, even from 1 vinyl (in any of the sizes), different types of interior / exterior covers and with different printing possibilities, insertion of coupons, shrink wraps, barcodes … and with a team of designers who will bring out the best of your music reflected in a amazing artwork, to give color to your rhythms.
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