22 episodes

With 30 years of vinyl cutting and mastering experience, Scott Hull tells it like it is. As the Chief Engineer at Masterdisk, Scott has all the information you need to make your own musical vision into a plastic reality. Scott will host a variety of guests from the record making industry, and together they will answer all your burning questions about every aspect of the vinyl-making process. Some of the many high profile artists that Scott has mastered and cut for include Sting, Steely Dan, Dave Matthews, and John Mayer. If you're looking for a place to hear seasoned, expert opinions on all things vinyl, look no further.

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With 30 years of vinyl cutting and mastering experience, Scott Hull tells it like it is. As the Chief Engineer at Masterdisk, Scott has all the information you need to make your own musical vision into a plastic reality. Scott will host a variety of guests from the record making industry, and together they will answer all your burning questions about every aspect of the vinyl-making process. Some of the many high profile artists that Scott has mastered and cut for include Sting, Steely Dan, Dave Matthews, and John Mayer. If you're looking for a place to hear seasoned, expert opinions on all things vinyl, look no further.

    The Return of the Audio Cassette

    The Return of the Audio Cassette

    Have you heard? The audio compact cassette is marching back to join the classic audio formats category. Scott and KJ cover every vantage point of the new, old compact cassette with help from excerpts of the 2019 Making Vinyl Conference panel on the return of cassettes.Making a record of your own? Your music deserves the best.Learn more about Masterdisk here.Support The Oddysy here.Mentioned :Making Vinyl ConferenceMusic heard :Artist - Snarky PuppySong - GØListen on Spotify

    • 45 min
    Buying Used Records - What to look out for

    Buying Used Records - What to look out for

    This is Part 2 of Crate Digging. Here you will find more practical information to help you find really great used records. What to avoid - how to spot an expensive piece of junk. Collecting artwork - vs- great-sounding vinyl. Scott and KJ go deep on what can go wrong when buying used Making a record of your own? Your music deserves the best.Learn more about Masterdisk here.Support The Oddysy here.Mentioned :Big Jim's RecordsMusic heard :Artist - Melany WatsonSong - Why...

    • 31 min
    Original Pressings - Decoding The Dead Wax

    Original Pressings - Decoding The Dead Wax

    What is an original pressing? Is it really the best? How can you tell before you buy it? Are Current editions better? Scott has a go at answering KJ's question about his used vinyl experience.Making a record of your own? Your music deserves the best.Learn more about Masterdisk here.Support The Oddysy here.Mentioned :Pat Matheny - Bright Size LifeMusic heard :Artist - Herbie HancockSong - When Can I See YouListen on Spotify

    • 35 min
    Your Brain On Vinyl - One reason why we like Music on Vinyl

    Your Brain On Vinyl - One reason why we like Music on Vinyl

    Scott And KJ Talk about how vinyl makes us feel - and specific examples of genuine emotional reactions. These reactions might help explain why music on vinyl makes us happy. Several references to Oliver Sachs' book Musicophelia. Making a record of your own? Your music deserves the best.Learn more about Masterdisk here.Support The Oddysy here.Mentioned : Musicophelia By Oliver SachsNonesuch records Teresa SterneMusic heard :Artist - Herbie Hancock Song - New York ...

    • 35 min
    Vinyl Quality & Colored Vinyl - GGR - Matt Earley

    Vinyl Quality & Colored Vinyl - GGR - Matt Earley

    Scott Hull talks today with Matt Earley - VP of Gotta Groove Records. The Topic today is vinyl quality control. How do disk weight and disk color affect the quality of the record? What steps do we take to create the best possible vinyl records? Are Colored records noisier than Black Vinyl? Why 180 Gram records? Want to make your own record? Team up with Masterdisk and Gotta Groove Records for some killer vinyl Matt E. EarleyGotta Groove Records, Inc.WE WANT TO PRESS YO...

    • 40 min
    Apollo Masters Fire - February 2020 - Current events

    Apollo Masters Fire - February 2020 - Current events

    Scott Hull - Brings current events to this podcast. Just a few days ago - Apollo Masters Headquarters, Factory, and Warehouse were destroyed by fire. Thankfully no one was hurt - but the repercussions will be felt for many months - maybe years. Scott talks with KJ about this event and why it's SO significant to the entire record-making community. Making a record of your own? Your music deserves the best.Learn more about Masterdisk here.Support The Oddysy here.Music heard :Artist -...

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

NONEEE ,

Amazing

So much incredible insight… I just came across this podcast and binged it! Wish we had more episodes

Ori0n ,

Thoroughly enthralling

The perfect level of nerding out on anything and everything around making records. I can’t get enough of these.

I would love to hear future content on SPARS coding and how it affects your process and approach. I have also been reading about mono vs stereo records and would be interested in your take and experience.

Keep up the awesome content!

WhatWeInto ,

Stylene

Super into this. Can you please speak on “Stylene” 7” at some point? What’s the deal with those? Worth the money? Do they wear out faster than vinyl?

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