The distribution game has elevated significantly with distro giant Symphonic announcing today its vinyl pressing services allowing their clients the option to press limited runs on on an as need basis.
In a statement issued by Symphonic on their website:
We are proud to announce our custom vinyl pressing services. Any label or artist is now able to get their music released and pressed onto custom vinyl, without the need of ordering hundreds of units. From as little as 1 unit to use as a promotion tool or 10-20 units to offer as an exclusive limited edition product, we’ve got you covered! Don’t go spending thousands of dollars for manufacturing and get a good taste of the vinyl record market by pressing on demand or in limited small runs.
The service will offer pressing in 7″, 10″ and 12″ cuts. You will still need to get your 24bit .wav mastered for vinyl however they claim they will even cut your mp3 though I’m hesitant to even think of what an unmastered mp3 would sound like on vinyl. Nonetheless, this is a huge game changer for DNB, especially in the states where vinyl pressing has been limited. Symphonic boasts a 3 day turn around on orders so it’s not unimaginable to think you could create a tune, master it, and have it ready on vinyl for the big show by the weekend.