High Quality Record Manufacturing
At Musicol, we have been pressing vinyl since 1971. We offer complete 12" and 7" (both at 45 or 33 1/3 rpm) vinyl pressing. Musicol is proud to use Finebilt manual record presses exclusively. This means each record we manufacture is inspected, by a trained press operator, for quality and consistency. We only use top grade class 1 vinyl for your recordings. Our manufacturing staff are some of the most experienced press operators in the business.
Custom Vinyl, Small Runs, Large Runs, Fast Turnaround
Since every record that is manufactured at Musicol is made manually, it is easy for us
to do custom and/or short run jobs, in fact, we specalize in small, high quality runs
of custom records. From simple black records to custom color records to half and half
records, the look of you record is only limited by what you can think of. We even have
the press operator special run, where you pick the colors and each record will have a
different design. No custom job is too big or small.
In House, All Analog Mastering
Included in the cost of your job is in-house mastering (lacquer cutting). Mastering is the process by which your audio gets cut into grooves on a
lacquer disc that will ultimately become the metal master stamper that your record will be made from. That means the best mastering equipment and
most experienced mastering engineer are essential for getting the best record. Our mastering engineer, John Hull, has been cutting records for over
60 years and has mastered thousand of records. His cutting system includes a modified 1944 Scully lathe with Westrex cutting head and all tube cutting
amplifier. The cutting is done directly from playback unit to amplifier to cutting head. This means none of the digital delay typically found in the
mastering line is present to degrade the sound of your music.
Amazing Analog/Digital Sound Studios
Musicol is home to one of the finest recording studios in Ohio. Studio A, built in 1966, offers musicians
the opportunity to capture their songs through an army of vintage Neumann Tube Mics, RCA Ribbon Mics, 2"
16 track recorder and Pro-Tools HD system. We also have one of the finest collections of vintage tube
pre amps, limiters and equalizers in Ohio. Take the virtual tour to see if Musicol Studio A fits your
needs by clicking here.