FAQ

What are Lathe Cut Records?

Lathe Cut Records are made using one of the oldest methods of recording sound. A good way to understand it is as the opposite of a record player 
in which the record needle rides inside the record groove picking up minute sound vibrations which then are amplified out to a speaker.

A Recording Lathe does the opposite by amplifying a sound into a recorder head with a sapphire needle sticking out that carves the sounds into a groove
on a rotating platter.  If you have ever seen a record getting mastered before being sent to the pressing plant - that is essentially what we do over & over.
Take a look at 3:00 to 5:00 on this video to get a grip on what we do all day long.
 

How do they sound?


Lathe Cut Records are a little quieter than pressed vinyl. ( Turn it up!) 
The grooves aren't as deep so occasionally it takes dropping the needle 
more than once to get it into the groove properly.

It also helps to adjust tonearm weight (make it heavier towards the needle cartridge)
& reduce anti-skating. 

If you don't have these on your turntable a quick easy trick is to put a penny
on top of your needle cartridge to keep it in the groove.

95% of the time it works perfectly without any fuss - these are just some tips if you encounter difficulty with playback,
 
Every record is tested before it goes out.

All records are Mono and play at 33 1/3 rpm.

They do not degrade after repeated listens. 

Will last as long as traditional vinyl.