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SXSW 2011 Panel Picker Launched

by Matt Earley | Comments Off on SXSW 2011 Panel Picker Launched

The folks at SXSW just launched their PanelPicker online, which allows for anyone to vote on topics they would be interested in being finalized as panels at SXSW 2011.  Voting is live until August 27.

GGR submitted its own panel proposal, and you can vote for it here. (you’ll have to register for a FREE panelpicker account first)

Regardless of whether you plan on having a record pressed here at GGR, or by any one of the fine pressing plants around the world, we feel strongly that the topics we proposed will be helpful to anyone — new or veteran — wanting to get records pressed.

Here is a description of our proposal:

With the recent increase in the number of albums being pressed on vinyl, there is more interest now than in a very long time among bands and indie labels on how to press their own records. Many of these bands and labels have been raised during the “digital generation”, and therefore can find the process of moving their music to the analog vinyl format challenging. In particular, music that has not been mastered specifically for the vinyl format can sound horrible– clips; distortion; and in some cases, skips can ruin the end listening experience. This panel introduces those who are interested in having their own music pressed on vinyl to the process and limitations of the format. From the very limitations of the analog sound spectrum, to the inherent specifications of those flat black circle discs– this panel will discuss every technical aspect of pressing a vinyl record from the start to the finish and all in-between.

QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

  • Do I need to prepare a master specifically for vinyl; and if so, what are the specs?
  • Lacquers, Stampers, Reference Acetates, Dub Plates, Test Pressings — what do all of these terms mean, and where to they fit into the process?
  • Does 33.3 or 45 rpm matter?
  • What is the longest side length I can fit on a 7″ or 12″ record?
  • Analog vs Digital masters — does it really matter, and if so, why?
  • Q&A Session covering all things vinyl
  • Remember– voting closes on August 27!

    Every Vinyl Record Press in the United States

    by Tyler K. | Comments Off on Every Vinyl Record Press in the United States

    Thank you to all of the plant managers and owners at these companies who have assisted us (and continue to assist us) with their insights, documents, and general machine knowledge!  We’re all in it together to keep the great record format going strong!

    Gotta Groove Records is the only fully vertically integrated record manufacturing operation in the world: Your one-stop-source for lacquer mastering, record electroforming, record pressing, label/jacket/sleeve printing, download code hosting, crowdfunding, wholesale distribution, and consumer-direct fulfillment.
    Specializing in Private Pressing Projects.
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