Each month at Vinyl Me, Please we feature albums via our various tracks that are worthy of your time and attention. We work with the artist and label on a deluxe-edition pressing of the record with exclusive features available only to Vinyl Me, Please.
While each project is different, we collaborate with the creators on specific features such as vinyl color, alternate album art, inserts, vinyl weight, as well as options for remastering.
On the mastering side, we always work with the rights holders to source the highest-quality masters, working directly from the original tapes whenever possible. We then turn over this audio to some of the best mastering engineers in the world to include:
- Joe LaPorta - Sterling Sound
- Kevin Gray - Cohearent Audio
- Ryan Smith - Sterling Sound
- Matt Colton - Alchemy Mastering UK
- Barry Grint - Alchemy Mastering UK
We create new metalwork for our releases & the majority of our albums are pressed at GZ in the Czech Republic, though we also work with other great plants depending on the project to include:
- Pallas (Germany)
- Optimal (Germany)
- MRP (USA)
- RTI (USA)
QA on our pressings is critical for us and something we put a lot of care and thought into. Our team receives test pressings for each album we press and listens across multiple turntables to ensure the best playability. We also have producers around the country who we contract to listen to our tests as a “third ear” providing additional input and a neutral review of each album we press.
Once tests and art proofs are approved, production begins and generally takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks. Records are put into an air-conditioned shipping container and make their way across the ocean to our fulfillment center in North Carolina where they are inspected upon delivery and then stored until shipment.
Producing the highest-quality vinyl packages for our members and paying homage to the artists who created them is what we’re all about. We’re proud of the internal and external team of creators and production partners that allow us to do this month in and month out!