A few months ago, I bought a vinyl lathe so that I can cut my own one off records, known as lathe cuts or dubplates. The grooves are cut in realtime by the diamond stylus shown in the picture above. I’ve spent the last few months making test cuts with my own music and have played the records out at a few gigs. I’m really pleased with the sound I’m getting so far and have lots of plans for cutting records for use in performance and limited edition runs of my own music.
More record cutting on this blog