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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by charliefoy » Tue May 07, 2013 1:17 pm

trianglism wrote:
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iirrriiieee wrote:Have had dubs cut with dubstudio in the past they sound great, but some are fuckin tricky to cue. Does anyone know if there is any way to solve this/make em slightly easier to cue?
maybe a dumb question, but why are they hard to cue? im planning to get a couple of dubs cut in the next weeks, they will be my first, so i have no experience with them. ;)
they get crackly very quickly at the start because of cueing, can also be prone to jumping here as the record wears out more
ah alright, thanks :W:
Just try and refrain from moving the needle over the first beat like you would with a vinyl

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by iirrriiieee » Tue May 07, 2013 2:34 pm

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Just try and refrain from moving the needle over the first beat like you would with a vinyl[/quote]

That could work, but then how would you mix them? Cueing from few bars further into the start of the tune?
It's just annoying that its not even old plates, have had the problem with brand new fresh plates,try to mix the dub on the first beat and the needle jumps everywhere.

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by baddis98 » Tue May 07, 2013 3:13 pm

i guess he meant you shouldn't move the plate back and forth on the cue all the time like some djs tend to do while waiting to let the record go.
+ often the skipping is caused by loose center holes, so maybe that's worth checking out. that would also explain why it happens with brand new plates, too.

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by charliefoy » Tue May 07, 2013 7:08 pm

yeah sorry i meant just dont cue it over and over before actually releasing the record

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by wfg1 » Tue May 07, 2013 7:30 pm

why dont yous just get dubs cut instead of acetate? they last loads longer and cos your talking about it in a forum none of you are gonna be playing them on soundsystems anytime soon
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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by wfg1 » Tue May 07, 2013 7:31 pm

charliefoy wrote:yeah sorry i meant just dont cue it over and over before actually releasing the record
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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by charliefoy » Tue May 07, 2013 7:36 pm

wfg1 wrote:
charliefoy wrote:yeah sorry i meant just dont cue it over and over before actually releasing the record
as for you, fight me
listen ere m8 just cuase u get mp3's pressed to vinyl

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by wfg1 » Wed May 08, 2013 1:28 am

charliefoy wrote:
wfg1 wrote:
charliefoy wrote:yeah sorry i meant just dont cue it over and over before actually releasing the record
as for you, fight me
listen ere m8 just cuase u get mp3's pressed to vinyl
lad i just puts 7" dubplates in my cd drive and burn them from itunes big up sounds fat on rc1s
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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by Praya » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:10 pm

Just wondering how many of you have your tracks properly mastered before you send them to get them cut? Or are you paying extra for them to be mastered properly at the same time?

Hoping to get a couple of tracks cut at dubstudio in a couple of weeks and wonderin whether the standard basic mastering done before the cut will be sufficient or if i should fork out more to get a more thorough job done? Your experiences??

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by Marcus » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:48 pm

Praya wrote:Just wondering how many of you have your tracks properly mastered before you send them to get them cut? Or are you paying extra for them to be mastered properly at the same time?

Hoping to get a couple of tracks cut at dubstudio in a couple of weeks and wonderin whether the standard basic mastering done before the cut will be sufficient or if i should fork out more to get a more thorough job done? Your experiences??
Depends how good you are at mastering since dubstudio will master the track before cutting it to dub.
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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by Praya » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:18 pm

What i mean is, does their mastering involve getting the tracks sounding their best, or is it just fixing anything (freqs, stereo width...etc) that'll fuck up the cut and then getting it loud?

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by Marcus » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:23 pm

http://www.dubstudio.co.uk/dubstudio/faq
If you have any other questions fire him over a email. :W:
Etches828 wrote:assuming that 130 is a tempo not a sound, which is the point, think it's pretty good when stuff is just described by tempo opposed to some made up name

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by Friendly Editing » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:35 pm

I've got nothing but love for Dubstudio. Henry is a very nice guy and you can tell him about the overall sound you'e aiming for in advance. Before the actual cutting you usually get a sample of the mastered file so some changes might be done (which was never necessary in my case). When cutting dubs there I usually order some digital masters as well.

Never got acetates cut though but all the vinyl dubs still sound great and I've never experienced any troubles while cueing them up or crackles at the start or anything.

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by benjam » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:40 pm

Can anyone explain why the blackbox xxx series are cut closer to the centre? If higher frequencies deteriorate closer to the centre surely you would want to start from the outside? Cheers

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by baddis98 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:53 pm

benjaminC wrote:Can anyone explain why the blackbox xxx series are cut closer to the centre? If higher frequencies deteriorate closer to the centre surely you would want to start from the outside? Cheers
it's basically just a 10" cut to a 12" plate. i guess there's probably no technical reason for that, just a gimmick to seperate that series from the other black box and box clever releases. i think you often get the tps on 12" (even if the release is planned to be on 10") so maybe they thought 'why not just go with that?'.

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by benjam » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:00 pm

baddis98 wrote:
benjaminC wrote:Can anyone explain why the blackbox xxx series are cut closer to the centre? If higher frequencies deteriorate closer to the centre surely you would want to start from the outside? Cheers
it's basically just a 10" cut to a 12" plate. i guess there's probably no technical reason for that, just a gimmick to seperate that series from the other black box and box clever releases. i think you often get the tps on 12" (even if the release is planned to be on 10") so maybe they thought 'why not just go with that?'.
Cheers Ive been wondering about that for ages

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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by antipode » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:12 am

Harosh wrote:stem mastering
waste of money
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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by ehbes » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:52 am

epochalypso wrote:
Harosh wrote:stem mastering
waste of money
Why's that? iirc was hydraulics a stem master
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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by wolf89 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:28 am

epochalypso wrote:
Harosh wrote:stem mastering
waste of money
Surely depends on the track? Probably more a case of a dodgy mix down being fixed if anything. So you could argue that being a waste maybe but I dunno
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Re: So who actually cuts dubplates?

Post by antipode » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:39 pm

ehbrums1 wrote:
epochalypso wrote:
Harosh wrote:stem mastering
waste of money
Why's that? iirc was hydraulics a stem master
yeah...

lol.

its just excessive I think. if the premaster is mixed properly you shouldnt need stem mastering tbh
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