We are passionate about providing an exceptional quality of service at low prices so, at no extra cost, we carry out standard mastering on every track to assist the audio conversion to vinyl playback – this will be necessary even with pre-mastered tracks. This is a vital stage that takes into account the unique dynamic properties of vinyl and is sufficient in the majority of cases. Please be aware, a vinyl recording can never be an exact copy of digital audio – if this is what you’re looking for then CD would be a better option.
While standard mastering is a ‘one-take’ process (in order to save time and keep your costs down), One Cut Vinyl also offers an Enhanced mastering option. Using a professional grade high-end signal path, further time can be spent analysing and remedying specific issues arising from transcribing digital files to vinyl playback. The process is carried out with the careful application of top quality digital and analogue outboard processing. Again, this will not render an exact copy of digital audio.
In order to make the most of your recordings we recommend you read How should I prepare my mix before uploading them? in FAQs.