How it’s made:
Your own one-off custom vinyl record
With Vinylify you can make your own 10” vinyl record. For our production process we use original machines from the nineties. We made a short summary of how custom vinyl records are made, for all you vinyl junkies out there!
Making vinyl records: Lathe vs pressed vinyl
Lathe-cutting records has been around for quite a long time, as long as the format itself. A short run one-off record is a perfect solution for a music lover, artist, band and music label. Lathe Cut Records are ideal for your limited releases. If you are interested in big runs, pressed vinyl is a better option. In that case the vinyl will be pressed at a pressing plant.
Small quantity custom vinyl is a great gift for many different occasions, for example weddings, birthdays, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Instead of music you can also add a compilation of personal voice notes. Imagine a birthday wish from your children, the sound of your newborn baby or your marriage proposal on vinyl.
The Vinylify record maker
Our lathe cutting machines date back to the nineties and were developed by a German engineer that loves vinyl as much as we do. We use high quality PVC for cutting records with a diamond stylus in our proprietary process.
Using a combination of a technics 1210 MK2 turntable, a vinyl recorder and an audio rack that converts the digital sound into analog, we make sure that the output sounds great on vinyl. Check out our demonstration video of making one off custom vinyl records.
How to make your own record
Using Vinylify’s streamlined online tool, anyone can make and order their own custom vinyl record in a few easy steps. Vinylify has made the process simple.
3 steps of making a one-off record:
- Upload your own music. You can fit a maximum of 20 minutes of music on a 10″ record, that’s 10 minutes of music per side. We require a .WAV file for mastering the track, usually at a sample rate of 44.1kHz and a bit depth of either 16 or 24 bit. This ensures that we’re working with high quality audio from the beginning
- Create your cover art. We recommend a high resolution .jpeg or .png design for front and back (minimum 1024×1024)
- Upload your custom labels.
Custom cut quality
The blank records we use are thicker than standard records, approximately 2mm thick. At this depth the records are more durable and less prone to warp. Each record is cut by hand and tested carefully on quality by one of our sound specialists. We make sure that your custom cut vinyl sounds and looks great before it’ll be shipped to you.