Mastering and pressing vinyl the way it's supposed to be done:
With love.

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.

Process & Technology

Vinyl Pressing Technology Uncompromised

•  Studio 4 Vinyl operates state-of-the-art NEWBILT™ Duplex vinyl pressing systems designed and built in Germany.

•  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 is designed, built, and operated by Grammy winning industry veterans specializing in sound reproduction and sound critical applications.

•  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.

•  Studio 4 Vinyl employs the state-of-the-art DIGITAL MATRIX™ electronically controlled precision electroplating system to create zero defect stampers. The resulting vinyl pressings accurately mirror the intended dynamic sound quality of the original master recordings.

Pricing

Studio 4 Vinyl can handle all facets of production, from mastering to packaging, all at competitive pricing.

September 2021 - Please note that current worldwide supply chain challenges may affect costs and scheduling. Contact us for the latest information.

Mastering
Description Price
Custom mastering using our PERFECT GROOVE™ software is available by request. Call
Lacquer Cutting
Size Weight (g) Description Quantity Price Unit(s)
12" 180 Lacquer
1 $325 Per side
12" 140 Lacquer 1 $325 Per side
7" 42 Lacquer 1 $150 Per side
Plating
Size Weight (g) Description Quantity Price Unit(s)
12" 180 2 Step
1 $163 Per side
12" 180 3 Step 1 $202 Per side
12" 180 Stamper 1 $78 Per side
12" 140 2 Step 1 $163 Per side
12" 140 3 Step 1 $202 Per side
12" 140 Stamper 1 $78 Per side
7" 42 2 Step 1 $124 Per side
7" 42 3 Step 1 $173 Per side
7" 42 Stamper 1 $59 Per side
Setup
Size Weight (g) Description Quantity Price Unit(s)
12" 180 Black vinyl 500-1000 $85 Each
12" 180 Color vinyl (one color only) 500-1000 $95 Each
12" 140 Black vinyl 500-1000 $85 Each
12" 140 Color vinyl (one color only) 500-1000 $95 Each
7" 42 Black vinyl 500-1000 $45 Each
7" 42 Color vinyl (one color only) 500-1000 $65 Each
Test Pressings
Size Weight (g) Description Quantity Price
12" 180 Black vinyl 5 $60
12" 180 Color vinyl (one color only) 5 $70
12" 180 Add black 1 $7
12" 180 Add color 1 $9
12" 140 Black vinyl 5 $50
12" 140 Color vinyl (one color only) 5 $60
12" 140 Add black 1 $5
12" 140 Add color 1 $7
7" 42 Black vinyl 5 $40
7" 42 Color vinyl (one color only) 5 $50
7" 42 Add black 1 $3
7" 42 Add color 1 $5
Pressing
» Due to increased costs for vinyl and shipping we've had to increase our prices. Hopefully this is a temporary situation.
Size Weight (g) Description Quantity Price Unit(s)
12" 180 Black vinyl
500-1000
$3.35 Each
12" 180 Color vinyl (one color only)
500-1000 $3.85 Each
12" 140 Black vinyl 500-1000 $2.85 Each
12" 140 Color vinyl (one color only) 500-1000 $3.10 Each
7" 42 Black vinyl 500-1000 $2.60 Each
7" 42 Color vinyl (one color only) 500-1000 $2.85 Each
» For quantities less than 500 units, please call.  Clear and opaque vinyl are the same price as color.
Sleeves
Size Description Quantity Price Unit(s)
12", 7" Die cut white 1 $0.10 Each
12", 7" Poly/paper white 1 $0.27 Each
» Colors available, please call.
Assembly and Packaging
Service Quantity Price Unit(s)
Sleeve insertion and shrink wrap 500-1000 $0.35 Each
Additional applications (stickers, etc.) 500-1000 $0.10 Each
» For quantities less than 500 units, please call.

Contact us

Give us a call at +1 445 999 2157

Send us an email at [email protected] 

Visit Phil at www.PhilNicolo.com

Visit Obie at www.ObieObrien.com