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sheik yerbouti

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Mastering for Vinyl .
« on: February 06, 2007, 04:55:05 am »

Hi

I recently made a  digital recording of which the artist and label decided on a vinyl release.I went to the mastering with the artist,  because i wanted to make sure that the  mastering engineer took this in account. He didn't exactly make it clear to me whether he DID (or didn't) do anything different. The result sounded fine on vinyl, nevertheless.
I know i will have a recording for another artist that will be released on Vinyl. Again the session will be done in the digital domain ( 96khz / Pro tools HD ).
Are there things to take in account? Any advice = appreciated.

Thanx




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sheik yerbouti

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Re: Mastering for Vinyl .
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 11:23:55 am »

ps:

I have also posted this question in Brad Blackwood's
Mastering Demystified forum.

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RSettee

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Re: Mastering for Vinyl .
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007, 04:40:12 pm »

I'm not totally sure how extensive of info that you need, but one thing to consider is that you can fit about 18-20 minutes of material per side. I was told this by John Golden. I think that you can exceed that amount of time, but I think that it reduces the sound quality.
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KlarqC

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Re: Mastering for Vinyl .
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 07:20:13 am »

hi

as i remember of my job in a mastering studio, you may consider the mechanical restrictions of lathe cutting...

Don't play with "out of phase" effect (especially on low end)
Don't expect something under 30Hz
Don't expect something over 15-16KHz

The lenght available on a side depends mostly on the level of the cutting, and on the amount of low frequencies. You can basically do a 30 minutes side, but the level will be something around -12dB, forget it for Rock'n'roll, but it can be ok for Classical, or quiet music...


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