Build a vinyl dubplate cutter!
Posted 18 February 2004 - 12:31
I dunno if it will ever work, but I'm going to have a go at it. If anyone else is interested, let me know, and I can share info.
Posted 18 February 2004 - 16:32
I was lookig for something like that some month and years ago!!!
Posted 18 February 2004 - 16:57
more power to ya man
I'd love to have a diy'ed cutter sitting here one day!
def keep us posted - what a realistic price on a project of this scope?
Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:42
Glad someone else is excited!
In the last 2 weeks, I have found more info on this topic than the first few months of searching!
After looking at the specs of the vestax vinyl cutter, I thought that it couldn't be too hard to match that performance! (only 12kHz freq response! )
But then I saw how much a 'real' cutting lathe and electronics was! aaarrrgggghhh!
And then I looked at how expensive it was to have dubplates made, so I thought I would at least have a go at diy.
Just be warned... I don't know whether it will work yet. And cutting stylus are very expensive, around 120euro for a re-conditioned one. And quite a lot of machining (or sneaky fitters tricks!) will be required. And, a hi-torque direct drive turntable. (like modified technics 1200) and even then you have little hope of approaching the quality of a real disc mastering lathe! look at www.vinylrecorder.com for a pre-built alternative - but only if you have $$$ thousands to spare! If you know someone who has the real deal (neumann or scully disc mastering lathe) and will cut dubplates for a reasonable price, then that route would be better! (no-one near me does that!)
The electronics may be expensive and complicated too.
see ya, from Steve
BTW, have any of you looked at the thread yet?
Posted 27 March 2004 - 20:33
just seen the latest on diy ;) ur gettin shit cut already huh! even if it aint great quality great to see stuff happening....!!
Keep us posted!!
Posted 29 March 2004 - 16:14
for those that haven't realised, I go by the name of loonatron on that forum. (Well spotted Dan!)
Will post more on that forum when I get more results. BTW, those earlier comments on SL1200 and SL1210 may not apply, as I found that a modified belt drive turntable (runs at 16rpm now) seems to work better at this stage.
I just gotta find an old photocopier or something, to get leadscrews and half nuts and linear bearings and stuff like that from ;)
(still trying to conceptualise my MB LC MK2 at the same time... doh!)