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Unread Dec 28th, 2003, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know anywhere where I can get some of my shit pressed onto 12inch so I can play in my sets & at clubs etc...

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Unread Dec 28th, 2003, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dunno, but link me to some of your stuff
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Unread Dec 28th, 2003, 07:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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aint got none hosted as yet, still looking for some decent prices on webspace, i do have webspace that I use for other stuff but i want to keep all my music off it, but will put a link up to my tunes when their hosted...
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Unread Dec 28th, 2003, 10:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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alternative to that is just to get the stanton final scratch

then you can paly whatever songs you want
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Unread Dec 28th, 2003, 11:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Getting a record pressed involves mastering and plating which has a setup cost of around $500, after which you can do test presses for about $10 each, or a full run of usually 500 or so records at about $1 each.

What you're looking for is actually called a dubplate, which usually cost about $50 each to get made up. It's not pressed, but actually cut on a lathe into an acetate plate. I'd recommend picking up a CD deck such as Pioneer's CDJ100 - for the price of 6 dubplates, you can now spin your own tracks on CDR for pennies each.
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Getting a record pressed involves mastering and plating which has a setup cost of around $500, after which you can do test presses for about $10 each, or a full run of usually 500 or so records at about $1 each.

What you're looking for is actually called a dubplate, which usually cost about $50 each to get made up. It's not pressed, but actually cut on a lathe into an acetate plate. I'd recommend picking up a CD deck such as Pioneer's CDJ100 - for the price of 6 dubplates, you can now spin your own tracks on CDR for pennies each.
Im curious, what do you do with a dubplate? How do you make a record out of it?
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i don't know much about it but i think it's just a cut piece of vinyl, rather than pressed. you can buy a record cutter which takes a needle and cuts the grooves in a record. they are very expensive to buy, and only can cut so many until you have to buy a new cutter.
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yea do what he said and buy a cdj. if your not a owner of a label, dont even bother with pressings, unless your bank account rivals paris hiltons.
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aint got none hosted as yet, still looking for some decent prices on webspace, i do have webspace that I use for other stuff but i want to keep all my music off it, but will put a link up to my tunes when their hosted...
I can host your tracks if you'd like...

And LOL, that was funny how you said this:

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Anyone know anywhere where I can get some of my shit pressed onto 12inch so I can play in my sets & at clubs etc...
LOL, I got an answer to that... in 3 easy steps.
1 - Go the washroom and take a crap onto the vinyl.
2 - Take another vinyl and press your shit in between the two.
3 - Spin your masterpiece at your next party!

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I can host your tracks if you'd like...

And LOL, that was funny how you said this:



LOL, I got an answer to that... in 3 easy steps.
1 - Go the washroom and take a crap onto the vinyl.
2 - Take another vinyl and press your shit in between the two.
3 - Spin your masterpiece at your next party!

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lmao! Sounds like a plan!!!
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Unread Dec 30th, 2003, 01:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Im curious, what do you do with a dubplate? How do you make a record out of it?
Dub plates are for promotional use only. You don't make records out of them, that is what the molding plates are use for. They're reverse images of the actual record and you inject hot plastic (vinyl) between them to get the record.

Dubs are cut onto acetate like hafree said. They get pricy and in some circles they are very good to have (like drum and bass). they're not very affordable for your own things, unless you know that spinning stuff on your dubs will help you get booked more often than not.

I would just go with FS or a cd player myself. Makes a lot more sense.

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also, i have seen some websites that you upload an mp3 file to them and they cut it to vinyl for you. it was pretty expensive, like 70 bucks if i remember correctly, but hey. lot cheaper than doing it yourself!
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Dub plates are for promotional use only. You don't make records out of them, that is what the molding plates are use for. They're reverse images of the actual record and you inject hot plastic (vinyl) between them to get the record.

Dubs are cut onto acetate like hafree said. They get pricy and in some circles they are very good to have (like drum and bass). they're not very affordable for your own things, unless you know that spinning stuff on your dubs will help you get booked more often than not.

I would just go with FS or a cd player myself. Makes a lot more sense.

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so you pay a company to make you a dubplate of your song, and then you take the dubplate somewhere else to get records made from it?
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No, a dubplate is a record cut into acetate on a lathe and can be played on a turntable. Molding plates are the inverse of a dubplate and are manufactured the same way, but instead are used as a mold to press regular records.
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Hi

only just signed up tonight. Checkout http://www.dubstudio.co.uk

You can order 1 at a time and the price is dead reasonable
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Damn, I used to be a real n00b
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wow, blast from the past,

if it wasn't for the bump, i would've totally forgot this forum.

damn, I'm a oldtimer on here.
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wow, blast from the past,

if it wasn't for the bump, i would've totally forgot this forum.

damn, I'm a oldtimer on here.
Good times
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wow, blast from the past,

if it wasn't for the bump, i would've totally forgot this forum.

damn, I'm a oldtimer on here.

naw man, im THE old timer.

and do we have any information on more dubplate services though, the dub studio is a nice resource.
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