Audio Geography Studios

unique recording services

A unique recording studio focusing on audio mastering and short run record production. Lathe cut records.

Lathe Cut Records

Lathe cut records are made by 'impressing' the sound onto a plastic disc.
They are cut in real time, by a real person.
Because of the individual, custom nature of this process, the cost is higher per piece than pressing records. The upside of this process, is that any amount of records can be made.
These records are great for limited releases, tour only editions, or kickstarter campaigns.
Check out the prices below, as well as more info/FAQ regarding our available options.

CURRENT TURNAROUND: about 10 weeks
turnaround is calculated from the day your payment is received

prices listed are for mono, 33 RPM, clear records in white paper dust sleeves.
any order of less than 20 records, will incur an additional $15 setup fee
listed prices do not include shipping.
If you've never heard a lathe cut record before, I'd suggest ordering a test cut before you make an order. Test cuts are one sided, with one song (less than 5 min), just so you can hear the audio quality,
and aesthetic of this type of record. mono 7" test cuts are $10, with free shipping in the US.

Standard (round) Records
5" (max time per side 1:30)
note: these are 4.75" records, so they fit into CD sized packaging options. 
poly sleeves included
one sided - $4 each
double sided up to 1:30 per side - $4 each

7" (max time per side 7:00)
one sided - $6 each
double sided up to 5 min per side - $7 each
double sided up to 7 min per side - $8 each

10" (max time per side 15:30)
note: 10" records have a bit more surface noise on the outside edge due to the larger blank
one sided - $10 each
double sided up to 10 min per side - $12 each
double sided up to 15 min per side - $15 each

Square Records
7" (max time per side 7:00)
one sided - $5 each
double sided up to 5 min per side - $6 each
double sided up to 7 min per side - $7 each

Tinted Lathe Cuts (one or two colors marbled/tinted on the B side)
tinted record example
Available colors (subject to change)
Regular: violet, light green, light blue, red, sun yellow, dark blue, black, ochre, magenta, white, turquoise
Metallic: green, rose, violet, yellow, red, blue, gold
One sided - max time 7:00

7" round - $9 each
7" square - $8 each
allow 2 weeks additional working time for tinted records

Picture Discs (one sided records with printed transparency on the back)
picture disc image example
One sided - max time 7:00 total
7" round - $10 each
7" square - $9 each
please get in contact about 10" or double sided picture discs
allow 2 weeks additional working time for picture discs


Screen Printing (one sided records with screen printed B side)
$20 screen setup fee per color, prices listed are for one color
7" round - $8.50 each
7" square - $7.50 each
10" round- $12.50 each
allow 2 weeks additional working time for screen printed records

Any custom size, printing, or color tint records are subject to a 10% overrun.

Other Options:
- 45 RPM and 78 RPM (microgroove) cuts are available, $20 setup fee
- I can do any odd size, 5" 6" 8" 9", and 1/2" increments, there will be a $30 setup fee
- custom lock grooves, inside out cuts, and other interesting groove tricks on request
- one off copies must be quoted differently, due to setup time.
- if you need more than 100 records, please inquire about our record pressing services.

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