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. 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 sound into a record cutter head that carves those sound vibrations into a groove on a rotating platter.  This is how all records are mastered and how most sound was recorded up until the 1950s

How do they sound?
We use refurbished a Presto 6-Ns with professionally re-stored Presto 1-C cutter heads and get about as good of a sound as you can get with this process. They sound great to us but if you are looking for Hi-Fi records these probably aren't for you. 
These sound more akin to an old soul 45 not the new Daft Punk 180 gram vinyl.  But we have been working on this for over 8 years and they sound pretty great.
Here are some things to keep in mind.- The grooves aren't as deep "Pressed Vinyl" so occasionally it takes dropping the needle more than once to get it into the groove properly.

- If it is not sounding right it also helps to adjust the tonearm weight (make it heavier towards the needle cartridge) & reduce or adjust anti-skating.
- If your turntable does not have these, a good trick is to put a penny ( nothing too heavy!) on top of the needle cartridge to add a little more weight and keep it in the groove.  This is most common with Crosley or newer plastic light turntables 
Lathe Cut Records are a little quieter than pressed vinyl. Turn it up a notch. 
Like we said 99% of the time it works perfectly without any fuss - these are just some tips if you encounter difficulty with playback. Everyone's record player is set up a little different and there are a lot of newer low quality ones on the market these days. 
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 and will last as long as traditional vinyl if taken care of properly.

Please email us at Meeprecords23@gmail.com for questions.


Mix-Tape Records / Streaming Services?

We can make a "Mix Tape" record of songs you have purchased.
As long as it's just one copy for personal use and not for re-sale that's fine.

We just can't use itunes MP4 files or streaming sites.
We need the actual song files.

To purchase a song if you don't already have it on your computer.
We recommend Amazon - digital music - download MP3 - usually about one dollar per song.

Be sure to let us know the order you'd like the songs in
Side A - song 1,2,3 etc
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If you absolutely can't download the songs for some reason - we can do it here here for a fee and send you a Paypal invoice for the costs.