THE QUALITY IS IN THE CUT
VINYL LACQUER MASTERING
Lacquer mastering is the final stage of the mastering process and the first stage of the vinyl manufacturing process. We offer the highest quality Lacquer cuts using our Neumann VMS70 with SX74 cutter head.
We take Lacquer mastering very seriously. Lacquer Channel Mastering is one of the only studios in Canada offering this service. Kevin Park is our master cutting engineer.
We take the time to ensure that you are getting the best possible cut. Fidelity matters. Sound quality is everything. We can do your vinyl pre-mastering (eq, compression, editing etc.) but even if you don’t do your mastering with us, we can prep your master for vinyl and it’ll sound better when cut.
As a general rule, the longer a side is, the quieter the record will be.
The bass content in the music takes up a lot of the physical space on the disc. It's sometimes possible to have a longer side without compromising the level or audio quality. Not all masters benefit significantly from shorter sides. As well, some styles of music are more ideally suited to a higher playback level, in which case shorter side lengths are recommended. The deeper (louder) and wider the cut (more bass), the more space (therefore time) it consumes on the record.
Our general guideline for maximum side length is:
20 minutes for a 12" 33 rpm record | 14 minutes for a 12" 45 rpm record.