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Saturday, October 25, 2014

RTI Mastering facility

How many nice discs they cutter… all Windham Hills' and more…

The old RTI AcousTech Mastering Studio. The start of the vinyl making process "cutting the master lacquer." The soft acetate is used to make a mastered version of the album master tape, one side at a time. After that, the acetate is turned into a metal master/metal mother/metal stamper for record pressing. Photo caption reads: "Steve Hoffman points out a detail in the lacquer being cut on the Neumann lathe to Peter Bizlewicz. Bizlewicz was impressed to learn that the entire lathe is set onto a concrete slab which is also cut out as an island in the floor- in other words, it's both mechanically grounded and isolated."

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