• MASTERING OF VINYL

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    Mastering for Vinyl
    By Recording Magazine

    “LPs are staging a big comeback, which means there’s a lot to know before you send your music off for pressing.”
    By Scott Dorsey

    There’s something of a small renaissance in LP production these days, and we’re starting to see a lot of people in small studios producing material for issue on LP for the first time.

    It’s not just in one sector of the industry, either. The guys producing dance music for DJ use have never really given up on vinyl because their customers like the ability to mix and scratch the stuff, but the techno music explosion has also brought in a lot of people intending to cut vinyl. There is an increasing amount of jazz being released on vinyl, and a number of small audiophile labels cropping up that release primarily on vinyl.

    This is a bit of a problem, though, for people who want to get into this growth. LPs aren’t like CDs at all, in that a lot of manipulation has to be done to fit your material onto the disc. So there are a lot of things to watch out for that most folks who haven’t mixed for LP release might find a bit odd.

    How LPs are made

    Now, this stuff is actually more important than you think. When you release on CD, you don’t need to know a thing about the pressing process, because you know that the bits that get sent out to the plant will be the same bits on the disc you release.

    This is not at all the case with LPs, and you need to involve yourself in the process a lot more. You also need to know how things work, because the probabilities of something going wrong are great, and you will need to talk with the manufacturing people and understand what they are saying. So a lot of this stuff may sound completely irrelevant, but it’s important in understanding some of the limitations of the medium.

    In the beginning, we start out with an acetate blank (also called a lacquer), a disc made of aluminum with a thin layer of acetate plastic on it. It’s placed on a mastering lathe, which is a sort of turntable with a cutting head (basically a huge oversized phono cartridge in reverse) on a bar that is suspended over the disc like a linear tracking tonearm.

    The head may be cooled with water or compressed helium because of the huge amount of heat generated by the high torque coils in it that are required to cut smoothly through the acetate surface without distortion. This is despite the fact that the cutting stylus is heated to help it glide through the plastic without tearing. [Read More]

  • SESSION 1543: VINYLMANIA 12.22.13

    Mixed by Eric Lopez aka “BigE”

  • SESSION 1542: A1 IN STORE 12.17.13

    Mixed by Stewarrt Upchurch

    01. Ditongo – Walk Between The Rain
    02. Seven Davis Jr. – All Kinds
    03. the Pointer Sisters – Send Him back
    04. First Choice – Love Thang (Tee Scott Remix)
    05. Lil Louis – I called You (Joe Edit)
    06. Juan De Dios – The Man I Luv
    07. Jay Daniel – I Have No Name
    08. D.Snaith – Ye Ye
    09. Daphni – Ne Noya
    10. Floor Plan – Never Growold
    11.
    12. Francis Bebey – Bissao (Pilouski Edit)
    13. Prince – The Future
    14. Mick Jagger – Lucky In Love
    15. Belle Epoque – Miss Broadway
    16. Massimo Barsotti – W.L.L.
    17. Alexander Robotnick – Love Supreme
    18. Sunny Place (Won X Mix)
    19. Dido – I Don’t Believe In love (Joe Edit)
    20. Jay Daniel – Nu Love Lost
    21. Omar Souleyman – Shift Al Mani
    22. DJ Sotofelt feat.Madteo – There Gotta Be Away
    23. Trence FM – Feelin’ Kinda High
    24. Francis Inferno Orchestra – Take No Time
    25. Fleetwood Mac – Dream (Psychemagik Remix)
    26. Psychemagik – Wake Up Everyday
    27. Eros
    28. David Bowie – Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix)
    29. Guem – Le Serpent

  • SESSION 1541: VINYLMANIA 12.17.13

    Mixed by Eric Lopez aka “BigE”

  • SESSION 1540: VINYLMANIA 12.16.13

    Mixed by Eric Lopez aka “BigE”

  • SESSION 1539: A1 IN STORE 12.07.13

    Mixed by Douglas Sherman (The Loft / Joy)

    “Adventures in Flight” Pt.2

    01. One Time – Almunia
    02. Doctor Rock It – Cafe De Flore
    03. Sade (Naked Music Mix)
    04. Pablo Bolivar – The Other Vision
    05. Pablo Bolivar – Anjanas
    06. Quintin Harris – Maunted
    07. Diephuis Feat.Ursula Rucker – Listen To This Drum
    08. Milk & Honey – Touch
    09. Pirahnahead – Fragments
    10. Mateo & Matos – Mixed Moods (Extended Version)
    11. Still Going – On And On
    12. Crazy P – Caught Up (Still Going Dub Mix)
    13. Henry Saiz – Lupine
    14. Apologist – The World As We Knoe it
    15. Kevin Yost – Like A Dream to Me
    16. Kotu Rete – Mental Remedy
    17. Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (Psychemagik Remix)
    18. Ten City – All Loved Out

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  • SESSION 1538: A1 IN STORE 12.06.13

    Mixed by Elevator Man

    01. Youngbloods – Gimme Some More
    02. Technical Onslaught – The Calling
    03. Tctus – You like It
    04. Nicolette – wicked Mathematics (Inst)
    05. Modified Starch – Brik – A – Brak
    06. Ladies With An Attitude (Original Electric Boogie)
    07. Sharon Forrester – Love Inside (Original Mix)
    08. DJ Crystal – Let It Roll
    09. Ramadanman – Every Next Day
    10. Vip Crew – Ayia Napa Theme
    11. Drum Dubs (Werk 03)
    12. Brackles – 6am El gordos
    13. AFX – Analord Oil
    14. Andrea Parker
    15. Jack Mate – Buccancer
    16.
    17. Mosca – bax
    18. technasia
    19. Flux – Caruso
    20. E-Dancer – Banjo (Funk a’void Remix)
    21. John Beltran – Beautiful Robots
    22. Anstam – Cree
    23. Mate 003
    24. Front Cube Pusher
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  • SESSION 1537: VOICE OF VOICE 12.08.13

    Mixed by Ali Coleman

    01. Devil’s Advocate Monologue
    02. Anto Vitale – Deep Batida (Abicah Soul Mix)
    03. Louie Vega feat. Duane Harden – Never stop (Sunset Ritual Mix)
    04. Jessie Outlaw feat. Guru – Simple Thing of Life
    05. DJ Phyzix feat. Tshepo – Groove in this Place (Original Instrumental)
    06. Low Deep T – Heaven
    07. Ten City – My Piece of Heaven
    08. Sara Tavanes – One Love
    09. Deepquest – Our Joy
    10. The Incredible Bongo Band – Dueling Bongos
    11. Rider & Lewis (Seven Deadly Sins) – Lust
    12. Sylvester – Do You Wanna Funk
    13. Salsoul Orchestra – Magic Bird of Fire (Cyclist Edit)
    14. Loleatta Holloway – Catch Me On The Rebound (L’ephant Edit)
    15. Ripple – The Beat Goes On (RLP ReTouched)
    16. Pure Energy – Breakaway
    17. Aurra – Such A Feeling
    18. The Earons – Land Of Hunger
    19. Yanni – Niki Nana (Redzone Mix)
    20. Maceo Plex – Under The Sheets
    21. Stevie Wonder – I Love You More Today Than Yesterday

  • SESSION 1536: GLOBALSESSION 12.06.13 ITALY

    Mixed by Luka Bernaskone

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  • SESSION 1535: GUEST SESSION 12.04.13

    Mixed by Sean Rowlands (Academy Records)

    01. Buscrates – In Gear
    02. Proh-mic – I Like
    03. Reva & Roane – Champagne (Hot 16 Rmx)
    04. Benedek – Saturday Jam
    05. Contact – Big Fun
    06. Teams & Star Slinger – Life Partner
    07. Toro Y Moi – All Alone
    08. Rene & Angela – I’ll Be Good
    09. Tambi – You Dont Know (Female Version)
    10. Oxygen – Party Lets Party Part II
    11. Pleasure – Nuthin To It
    12. Captain Sky – Dr. Rock
    13. Orlando Johnson & Trance – Turn The Music On
    14. Sinnamon – I Need You Now (The Fierce Reprise)
    15. Sinnamon – I Need You Now
    16. Del Richardson – Soul on Fire (Jazz Mix)
    17. Cherelle – Saturday Love (Extended Version)
    18. Toro Y Moi – Saturday Love
    19. Toro Y Moi – I Can Get Love
    20. Firefox – Fire
    21. Steve Harvey – Something Special
    22. The Armed Gang – Love Shot (Club Version)
    23. East Liberty Quarters – The 206
    24. Spice – You’re So Nice (Latin Spice)
    25. Deco – Fresh Idea
    26. Lynx – You’re Lying
    27. Atlantis – Keep On Movin And Groovin
    28. Keni Burke – You’re The Best
    29. Starleana Young – Heartbreaker
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  • SESSION 1534: FUNKY SLICE 12.01.13

    Mixed by Monchan

    01. Dolette Mcdonald – (Xtra) Special
    02. Surface – Falling Love
    03. Billy Ocean – Night Feel Like Getting Down
    04. MFSB
    05. Cecil Parker – What It Is
    06. Vitamin E – Snake Woman
    07. Lalomie Washburn – Man Power (Can You Do It)
    08. Black Soul – Daker Sound
    09. Funkadelic – Better By The Pound
    10. Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers
    11. The Hamilton Affair – Soul Sister (You’re he Baddest Thing Out There)
    12. Idris Muhammad – Tasty Cakes
    13. Rockin’ Horse – Love Do Me Right
    14. John Gibbs and U.S. Steel Orchestra – Trinidad
    15. Jan Leslie Holmes – I’m Your Superman
    16. Bryan Ferry – Don’t Stop The Dance (Todd Terje Remix)
    17. Like A Circle – Terence (Terry Original Mix)
    18. Kito Jempere – I Get This Feeling
    19. Andres – New For U
    20. Osunlade – Camera Shy (Alex & Chris Remix)
    21. The Songstress – See Line Woman
    22. Simply Red – When I Look Into Your Eyes
    23. Terrence Parker Feat.Reno Ka – Finally
    24. Monchan – Sweet Dream
    25. Monchan – Great Thing
    26. Vin Sol – It’s House Feat.Tyree Cooper
    27. Space Coast (Social Disco Club Remix)
    28. Pepe Bradock – @The Stanley

  • SESSION 1533: A1 IN STORE 11.22.13

    Mixed by Dwayne Holt (Studio 54)

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  • SESSION 1532: FUNKY SLICE 11.10.13

    Mixed by Monchan

    01. Carly Simon – Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)
    02. France Joli – Your Good Lovin’
    03. The Salsoul Orchestra – Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)
    04. Tonight Tomorrow
    05. Omar S 002
    06. Dinky – Falling Angel
    07. Bjork Remix
    08.
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    10. La Pregunta – Chameleon
    11. Moodymann – Got 2 Make It
    12. Kito Jempere – Confusion
    13.
    13. The Music Choir – Get Down To Love
    14.
    15. Sandy Rivera feat.Lt Brown – Come Into My Room
    16. DJ Sneak – Show Me The Way
    17. Lonely (Marcos Cabral Edit)
    18. Lil Louis – Club Lonely
    19. The Chi-Lites feat.Eugene Record – Try My Side (of Love)
    20. Candi Staton – Looking For Love
    21. Intruders – I’ll Always Love My Mama

  • SESSION 1531: GLOBALSESSION 10.31.13 ITALY

    Mixed by Luka Bernaskone

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  • SESSION 1530: LISTENER SESSION 10.29.13

    Mixed by DJ Amore

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