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Postby dark water; Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:14 pm Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

Hi,

I got distracted by the internet a few moments ago and found this news about a kickstarter campaign by Australian company Machina Pro to build consumer-level vinyl cutters (named by the company as DRC) from 2015:

https://newatlas.com/vinyl-record-making/35403/

I've tried following up that story, but the company's twitter account stops around 2015, and there doesn't seem to be any active website. I'm happy to be proven wrong though.

As such, I was wondering whether Machina Pro's device made it to the market (it seemed to reach its kickstarter financial target), and whether any of you have used / got news of it or something reasonably similar?

It'd be cool to have my own vinyl cutter at home, not least for my dub reggae productions.

Cheers,
DW
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Googly Smythe
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Postby Googly Smythe; Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:28 pm Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

Isn't vinyl pressed rather than cut?
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Postby Chapelle; Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:30 pm Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

Reading the latest Kickstarter update of the DRC, it looks like it has been cancelled:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1720863573/the-drc-desktop-record-cutter-a-future-for-vinyl-c/posts/1504785

I don't know if there's anything like it on the market.
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Postby dark water; Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:41 pm Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

Chapelle wrote:Reading the latest Kickstarter update of the DRC, it looks like it has been cancelled:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1720863573/the-drc-desktop-record-cutter-a-future-for-vinyl-c/posts/1504785

I don't know if there's anything like it on the market.


Ah thanks, that's a shame (not least for those who put money towards it, but the company have been very decent towards them, with refunds plus 3% interest).
I think there's a couple of cheapo ''mp3 to vinyl converting machines'' on the market, but that would be pointless for audio quality, given the low resolution of mp3 etc.


Googly Smythe wrote:Isn't vinyl pressed rather than cut?


I thought so too, but this DRC thing by Machina Pro looked interesting in its concept.
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Postby fmr; Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:47 pm Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

Googly Smythe wrote:Isn't vinyl pressed rather than cut?

Vynil records are pressed after a master, which is "cut". More on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUGRRUecBik (a partir de 1:46)

and here http://www.madehow.com/Volume-5/LP-Record.html
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Postby whyterabbyt; Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:05 am Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

Could try asking here:

https://www.lathetrolls.com/

(not a joke URL)
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Postby dark water; Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:12 am Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

^^ Excellent, cheers - it looks a very interesting site :)
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Postby bungle; Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:52 am Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

Lathe trolls is full of uppity muppets, so beware some of the advice on that forum.

At the price you are looking at you will get a straight "no its impossible" over there.

http://www.vinylrecorder.com
Is close to your range, but you will be lucky if he sells you one, he is a complete and total prick, if you say that you have even visited lathe trolls he will refuse to sell, if you say that you may offer to cut for others he will refuse to sell, hes a complete prick like i say.

I went and found a Vestax VRX which is lower quality than his offering, just so i didnt have to deal with him anymore, that was after 12 months of being vetted and him agreeing to sell me one.

There is a guy in australia that is selling a fully automated system but its way out of humans price range, once he sells 3 to the usual uppity dicks on lathe trolls, he will go out of business like they all do, why they dont realise that 1k in parts minus the cutting head does not = 45k per sale, its beyond me, he was originally looking at the 5k mark and changed his mind because the cuts sounded nice !!!!

It is a scene i would say to avoid at all costs if you can, i just really wanted a cutter since i was a kid lol.
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Postby whyterabbyt; Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:59 am Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

Ah, well, that's the only forum I found. :shrug: The only model I knew about was the Vestax, just seems not to be available any more.
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Postby dark water; Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:02 am Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

Thanks Bungle, that's good advice and warning.

TBH, as much as I'd like a vinyl cutting machine, I'm not going to go crazy for one.

What's your Vestax like now, and are you happy with its purchase for your music projects (independent of any issues relating to the vinylrecorder fellow)?

Cheers.
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Postby bungle; Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:13 pm Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

I've been a DJ since i was a kid, being able to cut my own records has always been a dream, so yeah i have zero regrets whatsoever, If needed i would even deal with the prick at vinylrecorder, but i would prefer not to.
Oh if you buy one second hand he wont sell you spares or anything either, so beware ;)
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Postby Stupid American Pig; Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:51 am Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

I read a few threads on lathe trolls. It seems appropriately named. What is the deal with these folks? And the vinyl recorder guy won’t sell spares for second hand purchases? It seems vinyl recording is the realm of a special brand of asshole. I would love to cut my own records but damn.
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Postby AnX; Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:07 am Re: Home Vinyl Cutting machine: is there anything semi-decent on the market for around £4,000 or less?

I know someone (friend of a friend) who went to germany to buy one of these machines. Have to find out what it was. I know he uses it to press hard to find 7" singles...

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