how to order

coloured vinyl record

STEPS

  1. Log In / Sign Up.

  2. Go to "Shop", add desired product(s) to your cart.

  3. Complete your order.

  4. Go to “My Orders” page, add all your files (music & artwork) at the Dropbox tab or manually here.

  5. Sit back and relax - your order will be processed soon!

As soon as the execution of your order has been completed (usually 3-4 weeks time), it will be shipped back to you!

An awesome custom high quality vinyl record that you can enjoy for years will be soon at your hands.

PLEASE NOTE!

  • Printed Covers comes extra - only protective inner sleeve provided.

  • Printed Labels are free - don’t forget to send your artwork in square format (No circle background needed).

  • Artwork has to be in the best possible resolution for best quality results! (300ppi - .pdf, .psd, .tiff, etc..).

  • Audio has to be in the best possible resolution for best quality results! (Lossless formats are better - File types: .wav, .aiff, .flac or .mp4 / .mp3).

  • If you are familiar with graphic design software (e.g. Adobe Suite), you can download our templates from the “Templates” section. Don’t forget to put your artwork to the appropriate Layer and send us back the file in .pdf format.

  • If you find it easier, you can also upload your files at wetransfer (or any other file storage service) and send us the download link at cutsonwax@gmail.com

Recording Time

  • 33⅓ RPM  12” - Try and keep side length to 18 mininutes for best volume and quality.

  • 45 RPM 12” - Try and keep side length to 12 minutes for the best volume and quality.

  • 33⅓ RPM  10” - Try and keep side lengths to 16 minutes for best volume and quality.

  • 45 RPM 10” - Try and keep side lengths to 14 minutes for the best volume and quality.

  • 33⅓ RPM  7” - Try and keep side lengths to  6 minutes for best volume and quality.

  • 45 RPM 7” - Try and keep side lengths to 4 minutes for the best volume and quality.

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Audio Preparation

Every recording is different and has a different set of challenges to cut on to vinyl. In order to make the best cut possible the audio needs to be be prepped. There are limitations to the format so in order to adjust for these limitations certain rules apply.

Always have all low end frequency's in the center of the stereo image. Loud bass frequencies on the outside edge of the stereo image will not work. In a case where it can't be adjusted or mixed to the center the audio will need to be made mono in order to make a proper cut. 

As far as high frequencies go the format doesn't like much over 5 Khz. You might notice on some of your newer vinyl that the sibilance is distorted. In this case a de-esser is needed. The same goes for other high frequencies in the mix such as high hat. Any frequencies over 5 Khz will need to be adjusted as well.

Compression is also another factor. What is mastered for digital like a C.D. is not necessarily a good fit for vinyl. It is much better to have the raw mixes before mastering for digital to be used of the vinyl masters. Leave the dynamics instead of using a brick wall limiter on the mixes. 

Remember the vinyl can only be as good as the source files. There are already limitations to vinyl. Please send a lossless audio file if you are sending a digital format (CD quality or higher .wav, .aiff). The ideal format would be 24bit 96Khz for the sample rate. But if not please don't send any lower than 16bit 44.1 Khz. If a lossy format such as .mp3 is all you have we can still cut using that file type it just isn't ideal.