They say that everything that goes around, comes around.  This is certainly true of Vinyl Recordings.
     The popularity of records has risen and fallen over the years.
     I thought it would be interesting to talk with the people who make those records.
     I have known John Hull and his crew for over 35 years.  He’s been doing vinyl for longer than that.
     At one point in my career, I manufactured the sleeves that these records fit into.  This was a process of printing the covers and then laminating them to a cardboard jacket.

     The process of making these records begins with the mastering of the original audio source.  Digital; Reel to Reel; Cassette or CD.  It doesn’t matter what the original form is, it must be converted to the Master. 
     In the interview with Mr. Hull, I found that Reel to Reel seems to bring the best conversions.  I guess some of the old is better than the new, at least with music.
     There is also a time limit on what can be transferred to the master.  If you exceed this time limit, you not only lose quality, but there is an extended probability of skipping. 
     The frequencies, stereo separation are also part of the process that increases or decreases the quality of your final record.
     In my interview with Mr. Hull, there are many factors involved in the process of making a master.  Many of these factors we probably have not considered, or even known of.  To hear the complete interview with Mr. Hull and the others involved in the Vinyl procedure,  just click "Interview with John Hull" Below.

     Mr. Hull is assisted by his son Warren Hull in the management of Mus-I-Col.  Warren was not available at the date of this interview and unfortunately was not included in the interview.
     After the making of the master (or lacquer), the master is sent to another company who produces “The Stamper”.
This process, along with other great information is continued with an interview with J.R. Ferguson who actually makes the final product.


     Here are photos of the equipment used to make a master of your recording.  This equipment transforms your music from any format (tape, cd, etc.) into the grooves you see on your vinyl record collection.
     The process is not a simple one and is explained in the interview with John Hull 
Interview with John Hull .




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