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Post by xthewiddler » Thu May 15, 2008 7:51 pm

i want to get maybe a tune or two pressed out

im from new jersey and i checked around here without finding anything

does anybody know of or can recomend somewhere to get tunes pressed

the price isn't too big of a deal, but i dont need anything ultra proffesional

thanks in advance to anyone who replies

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Post by docwra » Thu May 15, 2008 8:06 pm

im pressing buttons, woooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooowooooooooooooooooo

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Post by wensley » Thu May 15, 2008 8:09 pm

You looking for somewhere near new jersey?

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Post by relik » Thu May 15, 2008 8:20 pm

Try these guys...good pricing and mastering included:
http://www.vinylcarvers.com

They are on vacation until June though.

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Post by wensley » Thu May 15, 2008 8:22 pm

Considering you've got NY city right next door to you then I would look there. A quick search brings up these 2 sites, both do Vinyl mastering:

http://www.trutonemastering.com/index.html

http://www.poorsparky.com/

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Post by relik » Thu May 15, 2008 8:33 pm

No offense, but I don't think either of those places have experience with dubstep. I'd go to a place that works with bass heavy electronic music. Heard nothing but good things from Vinyl Carvers, Carvery Cuts, and Transition.

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Post by wensley » Thu May 15, 2008 8:42 pm

relik wrote:No offense, but I don't think either of those places have experience with dubstep. I'd go to a place that works with bass heavy electronic music. Heard nothing but good things from Vinyl Carvers, Carvery Cuts, and Transition.
all of which are over 3000 miles away from New Jersey. Personally if i'm gonna pay money to get a tune mastered to Vinyl I would want to go and sit in on the session. Make it a learning experience. Those two i've added are just examples and the poor sparky link has done everything from Jay-Z to Miles Davis, I'm sure they could accomodate the Dubstep sound. But at the end of the days its up to Widdler, if he doesn't mind spending a little extra to get his Wax shipped over from the UK then fair enough. Just thought something a little closer to home would be better. :wink:

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Post by relik » Thu May 15, 2008 8:51 pm

Yeah, well if you can sit in a studio that would be nice, but then it's usually going to cost you more....usually half hour or hourly rates for studio time and that usually doesn't include the cut, so the price could be pretty expensive just for a one off. Those other places are like $50-75 a pop with mastering and shipping included, plus they already know the sound.

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Post by wensley » Thu May 15, 2008 9:01 pm

relik wrote:Yeah, well if you can sit in a studio that would be nice, but then it's usually going to cost you more....usually half hour or hourly rates for studio time and that usually doesn't include the cut, so the price could be pretty expensive just for a one off. Those other places are like $50-75 a pop with mastering and shipping included, plus they already know the sound.
Didn't think it would cost extra to sit in on the session? Got 4 dubs cut last year at transitions, the most exciting part of the whole experience was sitting there while leon worked his magic. Being there while your track is mastered is what its all about, especially if its your first tune being mastered. Transitions will be atleast $75 a side of acetate, plus shipping rates so I can't see the difference. If I was living in the states (and a few minutes form NY) i would definately look around there before considering overseas.

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Post by relik » Thu May 15, 2008 10:52 pm

Most studios in the states like the ones you listed charge anywhere from $20-$60+/hr just for mastering. I'm sure if you asked around you could find someone that knows somebody that could do it cheaper.

Most of the places are overseas, but it's really not that bad even with shipping (Carvery is under $60 mastered, cut and shipped for a 10" with a track on each side). Transition is around the same but they're true dubplates. Carvery and a lot of the other places use those everlasting vinyl/pvc compound plates. They're cheaper, but I heard they last longer. Don't know if there is much of a sound difference though.

The only place I've come across online in the states is Turnstyle Records. They could be close to $100 for a 10" plate after mastering and any other edits, but they're true dubplates too.

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Post by xthewiddler » Thu May 15, 2008 11:14 pm

thanks for the one-off link i think i will talk to them when they come back
relik wrote:No offense, but I don't think either of those places have experience with dubstep. I'd go to a place that works with bass heavy electronic music. Heard nothing but good things from Vinyl Carvers, Carvery Cuts, and Transition.
yes i agree, i would want to go with a place dealing with electronic music or dubstep knowledge

also it doenst have to be in new jersey, are there any places i can do it over the internet?

like any who do overseas work

thanks for everyones help


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Post by xthewiddler » Thu May 15, 2008 11:46 pm

thanks relic yeha i realized after

which do you think would work best with dubstep type/ electronic music?

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Post by relik » Fri May 16, 2008 12:25 am

All of those guys cut dubstep, jungle, electronic and all that good stuff. It depends on if you want acetate or the everlasting plates. Heard good stuff about all of them.

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Post by xthewiddler » Fri May 16, 2008 1:22 am

im brnd new to this so whats the differences

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Post by relik » Fri May 16, 2008 1:54 am

Difference is just the material. Acetate plates are usually just coated aluminum plates and they tend to wear out quickly and they are said to have a limited amount of plays before they start sounding like shit. The PVC compound ones (everlasting) are said to have a much longer lifetime such as a regular record. I don't know if there's a difference in sound quality because I've never gotten anything cut myself.

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Post by xthewiddler » Fri May 16, 2008 3:40 am

thanks relik and everyone else who helped, i think i can make a choice base on this

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Post by breakbait » Fri May 16, 2008 9:48 am

Might aswell get it from Transition, they'll ship it over to you. They do most of the big names, it's where digital mystikz, n-type, skream, benga, chef (works there) etc get all their dubs cut.

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Post by xthewiddler » Fri May 16, 2008 7:40 pm

just checked out transition


its says 50 pounds for 12'' plate, is that for just one?

how many should i order?

how much do dubs sell for?

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Post by John Locke » Fri May 16, 2008 7:56 pm

i think this thread has lead u astray...its not dubs u r wanting, right, its promos, white labels? dubs DONT sell, generally, its sumthing u cut (and keep) for yrself. maybe ive misunderstood but if u r shocked by £50 for one plate that can only mean u was expecting sumthing completely different, and if u r thinking of selling then i'm guessing u want considerably more than just one.

if its vinyl pressin u r after then theres places in the states that do short runs. i think theres one in detroit that a lot of ppl use, no idea of the name tho sorry. otherwise theres a place in prague thats cheap.

maybe it aint that u want either tho....?

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