lathe cutting is an analogue medium just like painting, sculpture and photography. the lathe works like a turntable, but instead of playing, a diamond stylus cuts the music into the vinyl. it does not need a mother-record to produce.
every record is made in realtime, one by one. we don't use any pressing equipment and the cutting process is all handmade. this is why we can make lower quantities with faster turnaround times.
lathe cut records have lots of possibilities. labels can put out a limited vinyl series for an upcoming label night. artists can make a short run for their next tour. vinyl-only DJs who are also producers, can play their own tracks, or get a vinyl made of DJ tools.
DISC_ARCHIVE cuts one-off records and short runs up to 20 copies. we are open to customizing orders for your project. Just let us know what you're thinking and we can tell you if we are up for it.
our lathe cut records are not acetates, but PVC, and are just as durable and have the same quality (in most cases) as commercial releases.
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some labels + artists we have worked with: