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Get music of your choice cut on your very own Vinyl Record. Including custom labels and covers.

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About this project

This is for all the music lovers out there. Experience your favorite tracks the old school way and get them cut on your very own vinyl record. You get to choose from three types of records: classic black, transparent or picture vinyl. You’ll also be able to design the labels and record covers all by yourself to make it a truly unique piece of music-loving awesomeness!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Your one-of-a-kind vinyl record will be cut rather than pressed. Mass produced records are pressed copies of the so called „master plate“. This is similar to a waffle in a waffle iron. Your record however will be like that master plate, where the grooves are cut into a blanc disc by a high precision diamond cutter stylus. This stylus is moved by two independent coils representing the two stereo channels of a track. Your music is played back through a high quality digital sound interface and through two individual modified tube mono block amplifiers with 4x EL34 and 2x ECC80 tubes. If you become our backer, we’ll happily provide you in-depth videos about all of the steps involved to make your vinyl record sound amazing.

For more info please see FAQ

REWARDS

 

 WHEN WILL I GET MY REWARD?

First come first serve! Our plans are to get things up and running by August 2016. We will make sure to ship in the order of pledges. The earlier you backed our project, the quicker you’ll get your reward. The manufacturing process of a record is quite a time consuming thing to do. It takes around an hour to cut the vinyl, print labels and covers, pack it securely into a box and have it ready for shipment. Therefore we’ll be able to do around 100-150 records per month on a single manufacturing plant. If this project goes far beyond of what we are looking for, we’ll be able to buy a second or third machine and double or triple our monthly production capacity.

 TEAM

Patrick Kapsch & Christoph Schmedding
Patrick Kapsch & Christoph Schmedding

 STRETCH GOALS

Our stretch goals, if this dream goes beyond imagination
Our stretch goals, if this dream goes beyond imagination

FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY

 

Risks and challenges

We are well-prepared to undertake this project and deliver the best quality possible - as quick as possible. We have priced the pledges and our funding goal so we not only have enough to afford the whole production facility, but have a fair amount of additional fundings for unexpected expenses along the way.

The largest risks are associated to delays around dialing in the cutting machine to the best possible quality - but our team is up to the task and has qualified partners for all of these challenges.

We tried to project our shipping dates as realistic as possible, but we can’t be 100 % certain to deliver on time. We have calculated some margins for error in this planning, but it might be something unexpected along the way that ultimately pushes back the actual shipping dates.

We know transparency is key to make our backers happy and keep them informed about the whole process of this project.

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FAQ

  • A minimum of 15 minutes per side make up for a total of 30mMinutes guaranteed. This depends on the loudness of the music recorded and the deepness of the grooves. Deeper grooves will result in longer lasting records. We will evaluate the best settings and see if we can squeeze out more recording time for you while still keeping the highest quality possible.

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  • We are cutting it into the blanc vinyl just like one would do for a master plate in ordinary record production.

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  • It’ll last as long as any other well pressed record.

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  • Right now we are looking for +6 dB. We might adjust this in the testing phase in order to get more recording time or make this an option depending on the recording time you need.

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  • We’ll be able to handle MP3, WAV, M4A and FLAC files. Possibly other formats on request.

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  • We’ll take care of all legal fees for you. It is already included in your pledge.

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  • Basically the earlier you back, the quicker you’ll get your reward. Because a record has to be cut in real time, manufacturing your vinyl is quite a time consuming process. Depending on the outcome of our campaign, we might have multiple machines to increase production and deliver more quickly. Be assured that we will deliver as fast as possible.

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  • First-come, first-served. You will be notified by E-Mail to upload your tracks. We will send out mails in the order of backing.

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  • We’ll be using a so called T560 cutting machine from a German manufacturer.

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  • Sure! It’ll behave and feel like any other pressed vinyl.

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  • We will deliver a thick 2 mm quality record.

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  • Nope! You won’t notice the difference.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    FOLLOW THE BLACK DISK

    Support us and follow our journey from planning to production. As a bonus, you'll get free shipping on your first order.

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    Pledge €29 or more About $33

    EARLY BIRD

    1x CLASSIC BLACK VINYL RECORD

    30 minutes recording time (2x15 Min.)
    custom label on both sides
    custom two-sided cover sleeve

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    Pledge €35 or more About $39

    1x CLASSIC BLACK VINYL RECORD

    30 minutes recording time (2x15 Min.)
    custom label on both sides
    custom two-sided cover sleeve

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    Pledge €45 or more About $51

    1x TRANSPARENT VINYL RECORD

    30 minutes recording time (2x15 Min.)
    custom label on both sides
    custom two-sided cover sleeve

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    Pledge €55 or more About $62

    1x PICTURE VINYL RECORD

    30 minutes recording time (2x15 Min.)
    custom full size picture design on both sides
    custom two-sided cover sleeve

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    Pledge €65 or more About $73

    2x CLASSIC BLACK VINYL RECORD

    60 minutes recording time (2x2x15 Min.)
    2x custom label on both sides
    2x custom two-sided cover sleeve

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    Pledge €85 or more About $96

    2x TRANSPARENT VINYL RECORD

    60 minutes recording time (2x2x15 Min.)
    2x custom label on both sides
    2x custom two-sided cover sleeve

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    Pledge €95 or more About $107

    3x CLASSIC BLACK VINYL RECORD

    90 minutes recording time (3x2x15 Min.)
    3x custom label on both sides
    3x custom two-sided cover sleeve

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    Pledge €105 or more About $118

    2x PICTURE VINYL RECORD

    60 minutes recording time (2x2x15 Min.)
    2x custom full size picture design on both sides
    2x custom two-sided cover sleeve

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    Pledge €125 or more About $141

    3x TRANSPARENT VINYL RECORD

    90 minutes recording time (3x2x15 Min.)
    3x custom label on both sides
    3x custom two-sided cover sleeve

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    Pledge €155 or more About $174

    3x PICTURE VINYL RECORD

    90 minutes recording time (3x2x15 Min.)
    3x custom full size picture design on both sides
    3x custom two-sided cover sleeve

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    Pledge €499 or more About $562

    ULTIMATE PACK

    3x CLASSIC BLACK VINYL RECORD
    3x TRANSPARENT VINYL RECORD
    3x PICTURE VINYL RECORD

    270 minutes recording time (9x2x15 Min.)
    6x custom label on both sides
    3x custom full size picture design on both sides
    9x custom two-sided cover sleeve

    PLUS A PIONEER PL 990 RECORD PLAYER

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    Pledge €3,000 or more About $3,377

    LABEL & ARTIST PACK

    You are a label or artist and want a small run of your own music? Get this pack!

    100x CLASSIC BLACK VINYL RECORD

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    Pledge €5,000 or more About $5,628

    GOING HAM!

    Cut your own Vinyls all by yourself including flight to Germany and Hotel for three days.

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Funding period

- (60 days)