Forecast — Record production

  • Reduce, Reuse, Record: How Lathe Cut Vinyl is Making a Positive Impact

    · By Dan Marter

    Earth Day is here again and it's a perfect time to talk about how we can make our music listening experience more eco-friendly. And let me tell you, my friends, lathe cut vinyl records are the way to go! I know, I know, some of you may be thinking, "But wait, aren't vinyl records bad for the environment because they're not recyclable?" Well, that's true for traditional pressed records, but lathe cut records are a different story. You see, lathe cut records are made using a cutting lathe, which cuts grooves into a blank vinyl disc. This process is much...

  • The Fascinating Machines Behind Your Favorite Records

    · By Dan Marter

    For record collectors, there's nothing quite like the warm, rich sound of a vinyl record spinning on a turntable. But have you ever stopped to think about how those records are made? The process of cutting a vinyl record is a fascinating blend of art and technology, and it all starts with a machine known as a vinyl record lathe. What is a Vinyl Record Lathe? A vinyl record lathe is a specialized machine that is used to cut grooves into a piece of vinyl, creating the spiral pattern that is played back on a turntable. Lathes have been used...