What Formats Can You Manufacture?
Well Tempered offer CD and DVD replication services with many different packaging options. Vinyl formats include 7″, 10″, & 12″ (standard weight & heavyweight). There are a range of coloured vinyl options with the possibility of mixing colours together to produce a marbled effect. With a wide range of packaging option available, it best that you speak with us for advice if unsure.
How Long does It Take to Manufacture A Vinyl Record Or CD?
Although a complex process, CDs can be produced in approximately two weeks. The vinyl manufacture process can take a while longer due to the many delicate stages involved. Please see the ‘Vinyl Manufacturing’ page of our site for a detailed description of the processes involved.
Mastering usually takes one week, two weeks for test presses, and two or three weeks for the artwork copies depending on the complexity of the product.
How Much Music Can I Fit Onto A Record?
There are many variables to consider, for instance a wide stereo image will take up more room than a mono sound. Bass frequencies take up more room on a record also, so if in doubt it is best to check with an experienced cutting engineer.
There are some rough guidelines to give a general idea:
7” @ 33 1/3 RPM: 6 minutes per side
7” @ 45 RPM: 4.5 minutes per side
12” @ 33 1/3 RPM: 18 minutes per side
12” @ 45 RPM: 12 minutes per side
How Should I Supply My Audio For Vinyl?
You must supply pre-masters with sufficient headroom. WAV format is preferable, in as high-res format as possible. Please make sure there is no distortion or sibilance in the higher frequency range.
How Should I Supply My Artwork?
All files must be supplied in the correct templates in PDF format, with all transparencies removed. Please supply with text layers unflattened, with all fonts embedded or converted to curves. For more information please see the ‘Artwork’ section of the website.
What Is Your Minimum Order?
Well Tempered are able to press runs as small as 100 units. Though the same setup costs are involved as larger runs.
How Do I Place An Order?
Please contact us with your ideas or required specification by using the contact box, or by emailing or phoning us directly. We will be able to answer any queries you may have, or advise on the most suitable product for your needs.
How Do I Submit a CD Master For Replication?
We recommend your CD masters are created by a professional mastering engineer. They will master your release to a commercial standard and provide the manufacturer with a Production Master CD or DDPi including a PQ sheet suitable for replication. If you would like to know more about our mastering services please contact us.
What Is The Maximum Duration Of A CD?
The maximum recommended duration of a CD is 74 minutes, however this can be exceeded to 79 minutes 54 seconds but some CDs made with higher durations may not play on all CD players. If you wish to manufacture discs over 74 minutes a disclaimer will need to be signed.
What Is The Maximum Amount Of Data That Can Fit Onto A CD?
The maximum recommended amount of data that can be put onto a CD is 650Mb, however this can be exceeded to 700Mb but some discs that contain more that 650Mb may not read in all CD drives. If you wish to manufacture discs over 650Mb a disclaimer will need to be signed.
How Do I Obtain An ISRC Code?
Please check the following URL: http://www.ppluk.com/I-Make-Music/Why-Should-I-Become-A-Member/What-is-an-ISRC/
Why Do I Need An ISRC Code?
The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) system is the international system for the identification of recorded music and music videos. Each ISRC is a unique identifier that can be permanently encoded into a recording or music video. Encoded ISRCs automatically identify recordings for PPL payments.