Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How Vinyl Records are Made

A nice little video on how masters are cut and the pressing machinery. Via YouTube of course.

The largest problem facing record production today is plastic quality, mastering quality and the mechanics of an aging technology. Much like steam locomotives, replacement parts to maintain the pressing machinery will have to be found or built by hand. Demand is high for vinyl right now, so maybe we will see some advances or new pressing plant machinery.