What we offer:
• A retail price which is significantly higher than the average wholesale price level.
• A distribution agreement for your music on vinyl– world wide and exclusively.
• A simple and easy way of producing and publishing a vinyl.
• A daily update on the sale performance of your vinyl
• A monthly statement and payout of your sales to your DuchessPR Digital Records account when it reaches our payout threshold.
First you must be aware that releasing a vinyl in times like these is mainly a promotion tool. As digital downloads became available to nearly everybody everywhere, are cheaper and most important have a lot less weight to carry around than a physical release, a lot of DJs turned their back on the classic vinyl. Even so or perhaps even therefore it can be very important for a label to have a vinyl as physical release next to the digital download release. There are still many DJs, especially amongst the “big ones”, which use vinyl exclusively.
This is a simple overview of the steps that have to been taken when booking a vinyl pressing, what financial profit you can expect and where your vinyl will be offered for sale. All you have to do is to choose the tracks you would like to be on the vinyl. We take care of all the fabrication and distribution.
Please bear in mind that a basic prerequisite for pressing a vinyl is a professional mastering of your tracks.
|Without mastering||With mastering|
Mastering a track means to prepare a track for publication on vinyl and give it a refinement of sound. Of course you are welcome to use our mastering service if you like.
For pressing of vinyl you may supply us a master with tracks as CD audio, WAV or AIFF files or a finished Laquer. You may supply masters on CD, DAT, 1/4″ analogue tape or as a DDP image file. You may also email any WAV/AIFF files to us but please make sure you Zip the files before sending.
Data files (WAV,IAFF) on CDR, on line via FTP or audio upload system
We prefer ZIPPED files (rarzip, winzip,stuffit,DDP etc…)
Preferably no different samplefrequencies per track on one master
Please supply all tracks on one master in 44.1 Khz, 48 Khz, 96 Khz of 192 Khz
The bitrate can be 16,24 or 32 bit
Please supply tracks on a master in the right order, like mentioned on the labelcopy.
A clear track-index must be supplied with the master.
A labelcopy must be supplied, mentioning format (7″, 10″ or 12″) track titles and tracks per side. Please also mention the prefered RPM in which the audio should be cut, or specify if the engineer can decide depending on the total time and the Frequency-spectrum of the supplied audio.
Extra cutting instructions always need to be mentioned on the labelcopy.
To get the most out of your audio and the cut, please respect below timings:
|Size||RPM||Optimum.Timing||Max.Timing p. side|
|7″||45||4:00||5:00 – 7:00|
|7″||33||5:00||6:00 – 8:00|
|10″||45||7:00||9:00 – 12:00|
|10″||33||9:00||11:00 – 15:00|
|12″ DJ||33||10:00||12:00 – 15:00|
|12″ DJ||45||8:00||9:00 – 10:00|
|12″ LP||45||9:00||12:00 – 18:00|
|12″ LP||33||18:00||21:00 – 32:00|
Exceeding these times and RPM can effect the quality of the audio. The longer the timings, the more consequences it will have for the sound quality (spectrum) and sound level.
Please consider the spectrum for vinyl mastering.
Our audio upload system is completely secured and protected against piracy. However, there are a few guidelines one has to follow to be able to use the system.
The following file types can be uploaded:
Audio files (44,1 KHz up to 96 KHz) (16 up to 24 bit)
Wave files (44,1 KHz up to 96 KHz) (16 up to 24 bit)
AIFF files (44,1 KHz up to 96 KHz) (16 up to 24 bit)
- All files per upload need to be of the same format. When there are several formats in one file, extra re-sample charges will be calculated.
- It is possible to supply losless data compressions (RAR, ZIPP and ARJ)
- Audiodata compressions like MP3, WMA etcetera are not accepted
Please ensure that the master is free of any errors or defects as although we check every track carefully we cannot be held responsible for errors caused by incorrectly edited files.
Your vinyl will be distributed by http://shop.vinyl-distribution.com/ exclusively and will be offered on wholesale worldwide. You will receive your distribution contract right after you place the order.
We guarantee a good and fair price above the regular wholesale level. Please have a look on our different vinyl types to find out about the concrete amount of money that you will earn for each sold vinyl.
Your record will be listed in all well known shops word widely, if you would like to get more information on this please visit http://shop.vinyl-distribution.com/.
As soon as your vinyl has been published you will be informed on the movements, sales and the profit in your DuchessPR Digital Records account.
The completion of your vinyl pressing can take up to six weeks. You must consider this when thinking about the release date of your vinyl. Our vinyl team is at your side for all open questions you might have. Don’t hesitate to contact us! +44844 740 6937/+447984134851