What makes this particular cutting lathe special is it’s ability to adjust for width and depth of the groove like the final Neumann VMS80/82 systems built in the early 1980’s, but with the enormous and gorgeous sounding Westrex 3DII (or Haeco) cutting head. It’s completely custom, we built it (with help!) from the ground up and completed it in 2017.This system is as good or better than any lacquer mastering system in use today.

There are 5 setups in the world for this kind of “floating” Westrex cutting head, and all were custom made for A&M Records. This is one of them. Wonderfully tight in the low-end, silky smooth up top and clear as bell.  Simply put: it sounds beautiful.

Vinyl Mastering

Recommended Maximum Recording Times for Vinyl LP & Single Records :
12″ – 33.3 RPM: 12″ – 45 RPM:
                    22 minutes per side                     14 minutes per side
10″ – 33.3 RPM 10″ – 45 RPM:
                    13 minutes per side                     10 minutes per side
7″ – 33.3 RPM: 7″ – 45 RPM:
                    7 minutes per side                     5 minutes per side

Featuring a fully restored, custom Scully Mastering Lathe

 

Vinyl Mastering Order Form

 

 

Lacquer  Master  Prices 

Pricing:
12″  Vinyl Mastering $495  – 33.3  or 45 RPM 
                22 minutes per side / 33.3 RPM               14 minutes per side / 45 RPM
10″  Vinyl Mastering  $495  – 33.3 or 45 RPM:
                    13 minutes per side / 33.3 RPM                10 minutes per side / 45 RPM
   7″  Vinyl Mastering $250  –  33.3 or 45 RPM 
                    7 minutes per side / 33.3 RPM                  5 minutes per side / 45 RPM

A note about long sides: we can cut 25 minutes per side squeezing as much as we can into the available space. But, (you knew there was going to be a but) there are trade offs, including lower overall level (volume) possibly increased surface noise, and possible manufacturing difficulties. Please call to discuss your needs! We are here to help!

Reference Disks / Dub Plates
  • 12″  $150/ea.
  • 10″  $150/ea.
  •   7″   $95 /ea.