Making A Record

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Making A Record

Out In the World

The lucky people who met up with me in Detroit already know this, but as my label’s first release is on Crosstalk’s distribution list this week (link is time sensitive, by Friday it will show next week’s releases!) it is finally time to let all the info out. The release is by an artist from…

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Making A Record

The Pressing Plant

My label’s first release is finishing its own tour of house and techno’s birthplaces (mastering just outside Chicago at Prairie Cat, plating just outside NYC at Mastercraft) at Archer Record Pressing in Detroit. The plates were shipped to Archer, who then attatch them to the press. These plates act as stampers. A chunk of vinyl…

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Making A Record

Plating

The next step after the master lacquer has been cut is for the lacquer to be plated. Plating is an electro-chemical process that deposits nickel onto a thin layer of liquid silver solution that is first applied to the lacquer. This process is being done for this record at Mastercraft Metal Finishing in New Jersey….

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