Bespoke Diamond-Cut Dubplates

High quality vinyl mastering and dubplate cutting services in East London. Our diamond cut dubplates are high fidelity and as durable as factory pressed vinyl + we ship worldwide!

Welcome to cutdubs.com

We offer high quality vinyl mastering and dubplate cutting services. Our diamond cut dubplates are high fidelity and as durable as factory pressed vinyl.

What We Do

With more than a decade working with vinyl, music production, engineering, mixing and mastering we are able to offer high quality one-off and limited edition custom hand-cut poly-vinyl records for use in clubs, festivals, parties at home or even as a unique gift.

How We Do It

Using high-end equipment and software we master audio recordings specifically for vinyl, using a lathe we then cut the audio to durable poly-vinyl using a diamond in realtime, one-by-one. We can cut to 7″, 8″, 10″ and 12″, one-sided, both sides or multiple tracks. Finally we sleeve the dubplates, package them in high-quality mailers and ship worldwide!

What's a Dubplate?

A one-off or limited edition vinyl record featuring exclusive music, remixes, versions or dub mixes. Unlike traditional pressed records, dubplates are hand-cut one-by-one in real time using a lathe. We cut one-off dubs and limited edition batches of up to 100 copies, contact us for more info.

Why cut a Dubplate?

  • DJ / Selector - to be played in clubs, parties and festivals
  • Home Listening - for vinyl addicts
  • Resale - offer limited edition releases of your music to your fans
  • Bespoke Gift - offer your loved one a unique gift, from home-made music to spoken word and poetry.

FORMATS & PRICING

Pricing includes professional mastering for vinyl and white paper inner sleeve. We can cut your music onto 7″, 8″, 10″ or 12″ durable vinyl, as a single track, multiple tracks, and on either one side or both sides of the record. The larger the record, and slower the playback speed, the more audio we can fit onto the record. Records cut at 45 RPM with a shorter track length will generally sound louder and clearer. Please read our audio requirements carefully before making an order.​

The following pricing is for a one-off bespoke, diamond-cut durable poly-vinyl record with vinyl mastering and white paper inner sleeve. For larger quantities (short-runs and limited edition) please contact us with your needs and we’ll send you a quote.

7"

1 SIDE / 2 SIDES

7"
  • £12 (1 SIDE)
  • £18 (2 SIDES)
  • 45RPM
  • MAX LENGTH:
  • 4 MIN PER SIDE

8"

1 SIDE / 2 SIDES

8"
  • £14 (1 SIDE)
  • £20 (2 SIDES)
  • 45RPM
  • MAX LENGTH:
  • 5 MIN PER SIDE

10"

1 SIDE / 2 SIDES

10"
  • £15 (1 SIDE)
  • £25 (2 SIDES)
  • 45 or 33RPM
  • MAX LENGTH:
  • 7 - 10 MIN PS

12"

1 SIDE / 2 SIDES

12"
  • £20 (1 SIDE)
  • £35 (2 SIDES)
  • 45 or 33RPM
  • MAX LENGTH:
  • 9 - 20 MIN PS
+ £5 for additional tracks
We can usually cut your dubplate within a week, for urgent orders please contact us. Shipping is based on weight & location. We ship worldwide, using high quality packaging and reliable courier services. If you’re based in or near London you can also collect in person! You must have the rights or permission to cut music to vinyl, Cut Dubs cannot be held responsible for copyright infringement.

Complete the form below, click submit and we'll let you know exactly how much it'll cost and how long it'll take for your dubs to reach you!

Audio Requirements

In order for us to cut your dubs to the best possible standard it’s crucial you study carefully the audio requirements before ordering.

Format

Please supply your audio to us as 16 bit, 44.1kHz wav or higher. We do not accept MP3s.

Audio Length

Try not to exceed our maximum recommended playing lengths per side, longer playing times will cause a dramatic decrease in level and dynamics and surface noise will be more audible. Our maximum recommended playing lengths are guidelines only, a few seconds here or there will not cause a problem. Please contact us if you are unsure.

Limiting

Its best not to limit tracks before sending them to us, if tracks have already been limited, we can still cut them, but for the best cut we ask for your audio pre-limited.

Bass

All bass frequencies below 150 Hz must be centred, otherwise skipping may occur. We recommend you do this during production / mixing, but we can also centre frequencies below 150 Hz during mastering.

Sibilance

Too much sibilance will cause distortion on playback. You should keep this in mind when mixing for optimal results. Additional de-essing during the mastering stage and cutting process may be possible.

Clipping

Do not clip / brick wall waveforms. This is ok for digital mastering but will translate to distortion when cut to vinyl.

High Frequencies

Avoid excessive high frequencies. Frequencies above 15 kHz cause distortion. Avoid boosting frequencies above 10 kHz.

Sequencing

Note that due to the limitations of vinyl, by the time the needle reaches the inside of the record frequency response is down ‐3db at 15 kHz. Therefore when track-listing for longer records (multi-track LPs) it is best to put quiet songs last.

Testimonials

Don't take our word for it, here's what others have to say about our dubs!

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Me and Rebel Samurai run cutdubs.com so any quote from us is gonna be biased! I’ll just say that if you listen to our release history you will notice that we care a lot about sound and quality! If you follow the audio requirements carefully we can cut you a wicked sounding dub that will stand the test of time.

Alpha Steppa

I’m Rebel Samurai, Lo-Ends head, in 2018 me and Alpha Steppa set up a dub cutting studio here in London and I’ve been cutting dubs since. We’ve both been working with vinyl, production, mixing and distribution for over a decade now. We love vinyl and have very high standards therefore strive to make sure we cut our dubs to the best possible standard. 

Lo-Ends Recordings

Brilliant service. Cut Dubs provide strictly the highest quality in all aspects of their work. They’re passionate about what they do and will work with you to achieve the perfect product; With a genuine care for the outcome.

 

Yaksha Sounds

If you’re in the London area and want to book an attended session get in touch!

For more info or to place an order use our order form or e-mail [email protected]
We take serious pride in our dubs so if you’re not happy we’ll cut again!

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