Vinyl Cutting by leading LA Mastering Engineer

Interesting article on Vinyl Cutting by leading Mastering Engineer Pete Lyman (Radiohead, Ben Harper, Best Coast and No Age):

American sales of vinyl records grew 36% in 2011, for a SoundScan total of 3.9 million albums. Lyman says that vinyl makes up 60% of Infrasonic’s mastering jobs, and that his vinyl work has grown 230% over the last five years — 40% in the last year alone.

“We want to educate people about what vinyl’s supposed to sound like,” Lyman said. “You can’t skimp on this last part of the process. It’s your art.”

As recorded music grows more ephemeral and digital, and artists are capable of producing and mixing in home studios, the hair-pulling aspects of mastering and cutting quality vinyl are a reminder that an LP is an artifact. It takes a kind of alchemy to forge it from sound waves and raw plastic.

Read the full article at the LA Times >…


By |2012-08-03T18:55:02-07:00August 3rd, 2012|Records|0 Comments

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