LACQUER MASTERING #wecutwax

Lacquer mastering is the final stage of the mastering process and the first stage of the vinyl manufacturing process. We offer the highest quality Lacquer cuts using our Neumann VMS70 with SX74 cutter head.
Nuemann Lathe
We take Lacquer mastering very seriously.Lacquer Channel Mastering is the only studio in Canada offering this service. Kevin Park is our master cutting engineer. Should you have any questions you can email him at vinyl@lacquerchannel.com

We take the time to ensure that you are getting the best possible cut. Fidelity matters. Sound quality is everything. We can do your vinyl pre-mastering (eq, compression, editing etc.) but even if you don’t do your mastering with us, we can prep your master for vinyl and it’ll sound better when cut.

For no-compromise digital conversion and analog emulating software we use the UAD Apollo interface and plug-ins

Universal Audio Apollo

For stereo control we use Brainworx software plug-ins.

Brainworx

SERVICES

12″ Lacquer Master side 33 1/3 or 45 rpm |Reference copy*
12″ Dubplates
7″ Lacquer Master side 45 rpm
Pre-Mastering. (EQ, Comp, Level, Phase Correction) 
*A reference copy is recommended. Otherwise known as an Acetate Disc, it is a copy of the lacquer master that you can play at home or studio.

RUNNING TIMES

Vinyl records have a maximum amount of music that can fit on a side. For a 12″ 33 1/3 rpm it’s 20 min max and for a 7″ 45rpm it’s 4.5 min max.

BOOKING A SESSION

When you’re ready to book your lacquer mastering session use this link to schedule your session. We’ll get back to you within a couple hours during business hours and confirm everything with you.

MEDIA

Read an article about our lacquering service from The Grid magazine

The Grid Lacquer Channel