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Cutting Vinyl At Abbey Road

Sound On Sound visits the world’s most famous studio to discover how the ones and zeros in a digital recording get turned into grooves on a vinyl record.

Masters of mastering Miles Showell and Geoff Pesche fire up their vintage Neumann lathes and demonstrate the delicate process of cutting a lacquer disc. It’s a skilled business that requires man and machine to work together in perfect harmony — and the slightest mistake will make the resulting album unplayable.

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Mastering Engineer Miles Showell.Mastering Engineer Miles Showell. Mastering Engineer Geoff Pesche.Mastering Engineer Geoff Pesche. Abbey Road Studios lacquer Abbey Road Studios gear

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This SOS video is kindly sponsored by Universal Audio.