MixtapeVinylonDemand

Mix tape Vinyl aka Super Specific Vinyl

Portland, Oregon · 800 Sales

Announcement   We offer high quality, hi-fi STEREO lathe cut vinyl 12", 10" and 7" records --- custom playlist (one-offs) AKA "Mixtape Vinyl". You send us your digital song files and we ship you a custom vinyl record. Please read through the listings and our FAQ's and let us know if you have any questions!

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2018

We offer high quality, hi-fi STEREO lathe cut vinyl 12", 10" and 7" records --- custom playlist (one-offs) AKA "Mixtape Vinyl". You send us your digital song files and we ship you a custom vinyl record. Please read through the listings and our FAQ's and let us know if you have any questions!

Nicole-Jennifer

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Nicole-Jennifer

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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. We offer custom label options and each record ships with poly paper sleeve and a choice of (plain) jacket. Please read through our FAQ's and guidelines prior to or just after purchase so you are familiar with the process before you begin.

It is very simple: you choose your vinyl, you upload your songs, you choose label option and style of jacket and viola! you will receive a playable vinyl "master" (or one off) of your own creation.

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 with proper care.

Feel free to ask us anything related to sound quality but, sorry, we won't reveal anything about the lathe set up.

After you purchase:
Once you buy, you will see a message that tells you where to upload your song files.
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.

Turn around is 2 weeks for most orders (contact us if you need a rush order).

Please read our FAQ's/Guidelines below and note that more detailed instructions will follow after purchase and we are here to guide during the process.

Thank you!

Guidelines:

1) Audio Formats we accept:

Digital files:

iTunes has the best sounding files for our vinyl service.
.m4a is the filetype.
(.m4p files will not work - they are copy-protected)

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

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 than 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 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 YOU MAY SKIP TO STEP 4!

3) Custom labels: DIY or CUSTOM

If you purchased a CUSTOM LABEL (see store for custom label option) please send us your artwork + the EXACT text you want on the label + 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.

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 above) to learn more about what we do or just browse our store for all the available options.

We are super excited you found us.

Thank you for visiting our Etsy store!


Jennifer, Nicole ("Cole") & David

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  • Jennifer D.

    Owner, Curator, Founder

    http://www.vrtxmag.com/articles/vinyl-on-demand/

  • Nicole Wilde

    Customer Service, Queue Manager

  • David F.

    Lathe Cut Master

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More information

Last updated on Aug 7, 2018
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 for a quote or for answers.

What exactly is lathe cut?

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.

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 --- contact jennifer@vinylondemand.com for more options (let her know we sent you)

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.
.m4p files will not work - they are copy-protected. If your files are copy protected in Itunes it means you have exceeded your copy limit. Please delete them from your library and re-purchase them.

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 us on Etsy letting us know where you are, what you would like to order and we will get back to you ASAP.

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

Can you purchase the songs for me?

Yes, ONLY if they are avail on Itunes and this vinyl is for personal use/gift only (NOT for resale).

If you would like us to purchase the songs for you there will be a $1.30 per song fee + $5.00 that we will invoice you for after you order and send us your song list. Your song list must include:

Full Name of Artist
Full Name of Album
Full Song Title
Explicit Version or Non?

and not exceed the side limit you purchased.

1) PLEASE add your running times 2)Purchase the vinyl you would like 3) Send us a Custom Order Request (it's a button in the listing) and 4) Send us your song list with all the above info.

Again, this option is only if the songs ARE avail on Itunes so please check in Itunes before you purchase the vinyl.

Thank you!