Vinyl Mastering

Vinyl Cutting, Reference Lacquers and Master Lacquers

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The process of creating vinyl records is equal parts art and science…

…If you need to put out vinyl, and you don’t want to lose the quality once you make a great sounding file, we’re your guys

Doug Sax

Founder, The Mastering Lab

The Mastering Lab has produced unparalleled vinyl masters for the recording industry since opening our doors in 1967.

From the award winning direct-to-disc recordings of the Sheffield Lab label to new and old releases, our work for the vinyl format is peerless.

Every element of our vinyl mastering signal chain – from input to output – utilizes custom-designed electronics for exceptional sonic clarity. Our custom all-vacuum tube cutting system, combined with our skilled and experienced vinyl mastering engineers, ensures the very best reproduction of your music for the medium.

We have upgraded our cutting system electronics and machinery, and continue with the very award winning service upon which we built our reputation on.

We continue to further our vision to create of the very best sounding vinyl masters in the world, and with more than 200 million records pressed from our master lacquers, we continue our legacy having more records nominated for Engineering Grammy’s than any other cutting system in the world.

Ask us about our Vinyl Production Package, and the many ways we can optimize your music on vinyl!

The Mastering Lab | Vinyl Mastering

Doug Sax with the MGM Lathes circa 1970s

The Mastering Lab | Vinyl Mastering | Cutting Lathe

The Mastering Lab’s world-famous cutting lathes

Vinyl Mastering Rates

Studio Set Up / Test Cut: $300/hr (billed in 1/4 increments)
Packaging and Material Costs: $30

7-inch

Reference lacquer
$50/side
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10-inch

Reference lacquer
$150/side
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7-inch

Master lacquer
$95/side
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10-inch

Master lacquer
$250/side
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