Mastering, lacquer cutting, and pressing vinyl the way it's supposed to be done:

With love.

Summer 2024 Updates

We have news to share. We're expanding our operations and soon moving into a brand-new facility that will double our capacity! This expansion is a testament to our commitment to providing the best Vinyl Records available. In the meantime, stay tuned for updates!

Thank you for your continued support. We can't wait for you to see the new place!

About Studio 4 Vinyl

Studio 4 Vinyl is a premier state-of-the-art custom vinyl pressing facility conceived, designed, and built by music production legends Phil Nicolo and Obie O'brien. Their careers collectively span 90 years producing, recording, mixing, and mastering legendary Grammy winning artists. In conceptualizing the new facility, the partners dedicated themselves to maintaining excellence in technical design to accommodate demand for audiophile quality custom vinyl. The Studio 4 Vinyl staff and technicians are dedicated to serving our clients with both uncompromising technical solutions and personal customer service.

Studio 4 Vinyl is designed, built, and operated by Grammy winning industry veterans specializing in sound reproduction and sound critical applications of experienced audio engineers and technicians. With a passion for music and a commitment to excellence, Studio 4 Vinyl delivers unmatched quality in vinyl record production. Our state-of-the-art facilities boast cutting-edge technology and equipment, ensuring the highest fidelity and precision throughout the entire manufacturing process.

From mastering and lacquer cutting to plating and pressing, every step is meticulously executed to bring out the true essence of the music. We understand the importance of preserving the artist's vision and capturing the nuances of each recording, whether it's a classic album reissue or a brand new release.

At Studio 4 Vinyl, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction. Our team works closely with artists, producers, and labels to ensure that the final product meets and exceeds their expectations. We offer a wide range of customization options, including various vinyl colors, finishes, and packaging choices, allowing artists to create a truly unique and captivating product.

With our expertise and dedication to craftsmanship, Studio 4 Vinyl has become a trusted name in the industry. Whether you're an established musician, an emerging artist, or a record label seeking top-notch vinyl production, we are here to bring your music to life with unparalleled quality and passion. Experience the difference of Studio 4 Vinyl and let your music be heard in its purest form.

Process & Technology

Vinyl Pressing Technology Uncompromised

  • Studio 4 Vinyl operates state-of-the-art NEWBILT™ Duplex vinyl pressing systems designed and built in Germany and The Viryl WarmTone™, a fully automatic, modernized vinyl record pressing system.

  • Studio 4 Vinyl is a purpose designed facility incorporating the latest innovations in ecological sustainability, including water and power reclamation. The facility employs a state-of-the-art temperature monitor and control system to ensure the highest quality vinyl product as well as reducing operating plant emissions.

  • Studio 4 Vinyl uses Touch Screen digital control systems enabling technicians to monitor and operate the manufacturing process with 100% precision.

  • Studio 4 Vinyl uses only the highest quality NEOTECH™ virgin vinyl with pollutant free additives to create a vinyl record product retaining sonic integrity after a lifetime of continuous plays. Offered in 140 gram and audiophile grade 180 gram weights, and all existing colors and color combinations.

  • Studio 4 Vinyl is the first pressing facility to implement PERFECT GROOVE™ Virtual Cutting Lathe software. Perfect Groove allows the client a virtual reality audition of the lacquer master. This allows the client to make changes before the plating process, eliminating the time and expense of cutting multiple reference acetates.

Mastering & Lacquer Cutting

Our newly finished Mastering and Lacquer cutting suite headed by Phil Nicolo utilizing a state of the art cutting lathe designed and custom built by J.I. Agnew. Both of whom are passionate about pushing the boundaries of engineering and delivering exceptional sound quality. Our state-of-the-art lathe cutting system demonstrates our unwavering commitment to precision, efficiency, and unparalleled sonic excellence.

Studio 4 Vinyl lathe cutting room

Pricing & Colors

Studio 4 Vinyl is your one-stop solution for seamless production, covering everything from mastering to packaging. Our team of experts is dedicated to delivering exceptional quality that exceeds industry standards. The gallery below provides a glimpse of just some of the color treatments and services we offer. To receive a fully customized quote tailored to your unique requirements, kindly reach out to us via email at [email protected] or give us a call at +1 443 606 0738. Experience the unmatched excellence of Studio 4 Vinyl, where your creative vision comes to life.

Pricing updated June 2, 2023

Lacquer Cutting - Per Side

12"
$345
7"
$155

Plating - Per Side

1 Step

12"
$85.00
7"
$75.00

2 Step

12"
$127.00
7"
$104.00

3 Step

12
$202.00
7"
$150.00

Stampers Per Side

12" or 7"
$85.00

Setup

12"/7" 180/140 Color/Black
$80.00

Test Pressings

Sets of 5

Black
$60

Pressing

180 Gram - Black
$2.80
180 Gram - Color
$3.45
140 Gram - Black
$2.20
140 Gram - Color
$2.45
7" Black
$1.75
7" Color
$1.85

Gallery

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Standard - Translucent
Standard - Clear
Standard - Opaque
Specialty - Swirl
Specialty - Splatter
Specialty - Customs
Studio 4 Vinyl team photo

Meet the Team

Introducing our passionate team at Studio 4 Vinyl! We're a group of dedicated music enthusiasts who live and breathe vinyl. From the moment a master tape arrives at our doorstep, we embark on a journey to bring the soul of the music to life in the form of a vinyl record.

Behind the scenes, our production team works tirelessly to coordinate and manage the entire pressing process. They are the heartbeat of our operation, ensuring seamless communication with artists, labels, and distributors, and making sure that every record receives the care and attention it deserves. Our skilled technicians who precisely fine-tune our state-of-the-art presses, ensuring every groove captures the essence of the artist's vision. Their expertise and attention to detail ensure that each record produced is a masterpiece in its own right. Our quality control team, with their keen ears and eagle eyes, rigorously inspects each record, ensuring optimal audio fidelity and flawless physical appearance. Their commitment to excellence guarantees that only the finest records leave our facility. Last but not least, our customer service team is here to support you every step of the way. Whether you're a seasoned artist, an independent label, or a passionate vinyl collector, they are ready to answer your questions, provide guidance so that your experience with us is nothing short of exceptional.

At Studio 4 Vinyl, we are more than just a pressing plant. We are a team of music lovers and craftsmen dedicated to preserving and celebrating the timeless medium of vinyl. Join us on this sonic journey and let us bring your music to life on vinyl, where the magic truly happens.