MixtapeVinylonDemand

Mix tape Vinyl

Portland, Oregon 2041 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (304)

MixtapeVinylonDemand

Mix tape Vinyl

Portland, Oregon | 2041 Sales

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Announcement    We offer high quality, hi-fi STEREO lathe cut vinyl 12", 10" and 7" 180g vinyl records --- custom playlist (one-offs) AKA "Mixtape Vinyl". You send us your digital song files (details are in the FAQs and in every listing) and we ship you a custom vinyl record. PLEASE read through the listings and our FAQ and let us know if you have any questions after you review the information.
Click on the pictures of any listing for a full list of what we offer.
Our turn around as of 8/16 is 14-18 days (color vinyl is 18-21) If you would like a rush order please select your listing and then contact us for rates (let us know where you are).

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 16, 2019

We offer high quality, hi-fi STEREO lathe cut vinyl 12", 10" and 7" 180g vinyl records --- custom playlist (one-offs) AKA "Mixtape Vinyl". You send us your digital song files (details are in the FAQs and in every listing) and we ship you a custom vinyl record. PLEASE read through the listings and our FAQ and let us know if you have any questions after you review the information.
Click on the pictures of any listing for a full list of what we offer.
Our turn around as of 8/16 is 14-18 days (color vinyl is 18-21) If you would like a rush order please select your listing and then contact us for rates (let us know where you are).

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About

Mixtape on Vinyl

Welcome to our Etsy store!

We offer vinyl lovers and enthusiasts a way to put their best playlists on a 12", 10" or 7" hi-fi stereo vinyl record. Each record ships with a poly-paper sleeve, a plain white label and choice of plain jacket. See our store for the custom label and custom jacket options - sold separately. Please note: if you purchase custom labels AND a custom jacket, we will send you a 10% rebate.

Please read through our FAQs/ guidelines and listings you are interested in prior to your purchase so you are familiar with the process before you begin!

It is very simple: you choose your vinyl, you upload your songs (or send us your song list), you choose label option and style of jacket and viola! you will receive a playable vinyl "master" (or "one off") of your own creation. Our turn around is 12-14 days.

Your first step is to add up the running time of your playlist (in minutes and seconds), determine which songs go in what order per side and then order the right vinyl size.

Each record is 180g vinyl cut on a lathe in real time (not pressed).
Your record will last for several hundred plays over many years, even decades, with proper care.

After you purchase:
Once you buy, your receipt lists the steps on how to name, zip and upload your song files to our Dropbox.

If you would like us to purchase your song list (songs MUST be available on ITUNES) we will send you an invoice for $1.30 per song + a (one time) $5.00 after you order and send us your playlist. Please send us a Custom Order Request (button in every listing and on the front page).

Contact us if you need a rush order and let us know where you are located. Rush orders are billed an additional $30-$50.

Thank you!

BELOW IS A LIST OF THE STEPS (that will also appear on your receipt):

Guidelines (for those who send us their song files) --- if you plan to have us purchase your song files for you please read the FAQs on how to submit your playlist.

1) Audio Formats we accept:

If you have your Itunes song files ready - skip to step 2.

Digital files:
iTunes has the best sounding files for our vinyl service.
.m4a is the filetype.

Amazon and Google Play will sell you .mp3 files.
.mp3 is much lower quality than .m4a
.mp3 is not recommended for vinyl.

PLEASE NOTE:
.m4p files will not work - they are copy-protected.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR SONG FILES DO NOT END IN m4p.

Even better than .m4a files are un-compressed files like:
.wav
.aif
Or flac
HOWEVER; please do NOT convert mp3 or m4a files to .wav, .aif or flac. Conversion will not improve the sound of your mp3 or m4a files.

If all you have is .mp3 files you can send them and we will cut them to vinyl --- it will work, but it is not ideal.

2) Naming your song files: (VERY IMPORTANT)

A) ​Create a new folder on your desktop for your song files.
B) Put your song files in the folder.
C) Name that folder with your Name and your Order Number for example:
"JohnSmith123456789”
D) Now open the folder and edit the names of the songs:
For Side A songs put an A1, A2, A3 etc. at the FRONT of the song file name.
(for example: If the filename is "thismusic.mp4” and if it's the first track on 'Side A' change the name to "A1 thismusic.mp4 ")
E) For Side B songs do the same thing using B1, B2, B3 etc...

So now every song name BEGINS with the Side (A or B) and the sequence number it will play on the record (1,2,3…)
Examples: ”A1 Proud Mary.mp4 " or “B3 White Christmas.mp4”.

IF YOU ARE NOT PURCHASING A CUSTOM LABEL OR JACKET YOU MAY SKIP TO STEP 4!

3) Custom labels: DIY or CUSTOM
If you purchased a CUSTOM LABEL or JACKET please send us your artwork + the EXACT text you want + a description of how you want it all laid out, in an ETSY CONVO. We will send you a proof before printing.

If you purchased a DIY label:
The template for 12" and 7" (small hole) is here: http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b37440_11ed067090804a4aa9dd51346219344d.pdf
The template for 7" large hole is here:
http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b37440_ffe08cac962a4e7ca664121e32324204.pdf

Please put a copy of your final layered art file or a 'flattened' pdf, jpg or png in a folder called “yourNAME Art”.
Don’t forget to TURN OFF the cut lines and please do NOT knock-out the center hole!!!

Folder naming example: “johnSMITH Art”.

Now put that 'Art' folder into the folder you made for your music and then:

4) EVERYONE ----Please ZIP the folder!

Zipping the folder will make the upload easier for you and make the download and sequencing of your tracks easier for us. Please cut and paste the links below in your browser for directions on how to zip your folder.

How to zip files on a Mac: http://osxdaily.com/2012/01/10/how-to-zip-files-in-mac-os-x/

How to zip files on a PC: http://www.winzip.com/learn/create-zip-files.html

Zipping a folder is not hard. You can do this!
(If you absolutely can’t figure out how to zip the folder contact us and we will help you).
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Please watch (and like!) our video on youtube (link below) to learn more about what we do or just browse our store for all the available options.

Thank you for visiting our Etsy store!

Jennifer, Nicole ("Cole") & David

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    Owner, Curator, Founder

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  • Nicole Wilde

    Customer Service, Queue Manager

  • David F.

    Lathe Cut Master

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Last updated on May 28, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Every order is a custom product but if you have any special requests or specific questions regarding a short run or one off do not hesitate to contact us here on Etsy. We offer custom labels and jackets in our store for those who purchase a custom vinyl record.

If you would like us to make a custom label or jacket for you and you have not purchased a record from us, please send us a Custom Order Request, let us know what you have in mind and we will get back to you shortly.

What exactly is a lathe cut record and do they sound good?

Every record that is made (pressed) is first lathe cut as a "master" and the short and easy answer is: we simply offer a lathe cut record as a final product. We do not press records. Please see our reviews re: sound quality.

My playlist exceeds your MAX side length limit, what are my options?

Consider ordering a double record set if you don't want to shorten your playlist.

I make my own music and would like to purchase a short run (1-20) Can you do this and is there a price difference?

If you are a recording artist or a label and have the direct rights to your music feel free to order one of the short runs we offer here on ETSY OR if you would like a shorter/longer run then contact us here and we can discuss your options.

What files do you accept? What sounds best?

1) Audio Formats we accept:

Digital files:

iTunes has the best sounding files for our vinyl service.
.m4a is the filetype.

Apple Music files will not work. Any file that ends in m4p is copy-protected - please make sure your files DO NOT END IN m4p.

Amazon and Google Play will sell you .mp3 files*.
.mp3 is much lower quality that .m4a
.mp3 is not recommended for vinyl.

Even better that .m4a files are un-compressed files like:
.wav
.aif
Or flac

HOWEVER; please DO NOT convert mp3 or m4a files to .wav, .aif or flac. The conversion will NOT improve the sound of your mp3 or m4a files.

*If all you have is .mp3 files than you can send them and we will cut them to vinyl.

I just found you and need it really fast! Is this possible?

We do offer a rush service for $30-$50 depending upon when you need it and the status of the queue at the time of your order. Expedited shipping is an additional cost. Please write to us on Etsy letting us know where you are, what you would like to order and we will get back to you ASAP.

Please note:
The Rush Fee is for us to cut and ship your record before the turn around date and Expedited Shipping is what USPS
charges. Otherwise, we always ship via USPS Priority (with tracking) which is 2-3 days (US) and varies for international.

We can only guarantee the Ship By date.

Care instructions

Make sure and store your vinyl properly and that your record player needle is clean. If you have an automatic record player make sure and put it on manual when playing your custom vinyl record.

What is the difference between a sleeve and a jacket?

Many people confuse the SLEEVE for the JACKET. The sleeve slips over the vinyl and into the outer jacket.

Anatomy of a record: vinyl (record) label (center "sticker") sleeve and jacket.

I don't know the difference between 33 1/3 and 45 RPM. What should I choose?

Most record players play both 33 1/3 and 45 RPM. Most people cannot hear the difference between 33 1/3 and 45 RPM. To learn more please read this great blog on
the differences: https://blog.electrohome.com/vinyl-record-speeds-33-45-78-mean

If you can't decide or don't know what player it will be played on then order the 33 1/3RPM which is most standard.

Can you purchase the songs for me?

YES, we can but ONLY if the songs are available in iTunes.
Please make sure they are before purchasing your vinyl.

We charge 1.30 per song + 5.00 (i.e. 10 songs will be 18.00 total)

1) Add up your song list.
2) Order the vinyl from our store that has the right side length

3) Send us a Custom Order Request letting us know you have ordered your vinyl and would like to us to buy your songs on Itunes (detailed instructions will follow).

4) In ETSY convos send us your song list. Please include the following and in order:

SIDE A:
SONG NAME, ARTIST NAME, ALBUM NAME
ETC
SIDE B:
SONG NAME, ARTIST NAME, ALBUM NAME
ETC

PLEASE USE COMMAS not dashes, no screenshots or spreadsheets please!

Let us know if you have ANY questions.