Our Direct-To-Vinyl Live Session lathe cut records are made at our studio in Brooklyn, NY, and the music in the grooves is performed by the artist specifically for each person who preorders. There are no other copies or versions of each recording anywhere in the world. A very special thing!
SO, WHAT'S A LATHE-CUT RECORD ANYWAY? Our lathe cut records are made from a special type of plastic similar to polyvinyl chloride, and are cut individually live in realtime, on an antique record cutting lathe.
WILL THIS PLAY ON MY TURNTABLE? Yes, of course! Lathe cut records tend to perform better though with extra weight to the stylus. So for optimum playback, increase your counterweight setting just a little.
HOW WILL IT SOUND? The fidelity of a lathe cut record is different than a vinyl pressing. There may be pops and cracks, particularly at the start of these lo-fi recordings. See below for audio samples.
WHY IS IT IN MONO? Because mono is cool.