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RSD 2014 Live Cutting "Reflection" by tragwag on Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:38 pm
I wanted to write something up about my experience making live lathe cut records in Brooklyn, NY at Human Head Records on Record Store Day 2014.
There are a few photos of the event, and at some point there may be video.

It was quite the endeavor, moving my Presto 6N and associated gear out of it's cozy studio space.
Pictured is me next to the table that both 6N's call home:

I got everything packed up and working without the help of my usual monitoring chain and meters, though it took about 4 hours. (I usually use an audio interface and Mackie Big Knob to route my signal to the cutting gear). Once at Human Head I got setup as quick as possible, and had people watching as I did so.
The setup was in a good spot, but quite loud as there was a stereo playing, facing right at me.
Folks came in and out throughout the day, either handing me flash drives or emailing files from their smartphones.
I charged $10 for a...

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World's Fastest Record (Record Store Day, 2014) by Steve E. on Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:29 pm
"Jack White's World's Fastest Record RSD (Record Store Day) Recap"

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The Triple Decker Record (Sept 2010) by Steve E. on Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:24 pm

Featuring Jack White of Third Man Records (among many other hats, of course).

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Flaming Lips "pressing" video: A+R plant (March, 2012) by Steve E. on Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:45 am

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips explains how the band's psychedelic vinyl is pressed.

"Many thanks to A+R for letting us take over their plant!!! Pressing vinyl like this slows the process down a lot. We hope you guys dig the results. Thanks to Daniel Huffman and Zac Cox for the 12 hour days!!" -The Flaming Lips



In the comments section:

mackjackson1982: The presses and stampers are actually designed to be pressed with a paper center label. That amongst other things is the reason why all...

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