MixtapeVinylonDemand

Mixtape Vinyl

Portland, Oregon
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Announcement    June 20-22: Our turnaround times are now 6-8 business days; orders placed over 2-3 days will ship by 7/1 Please read the details below and the full listing descriptions (under "learn more" or "item details" on right side of screen) and let us know if you have any questions. Ideally, you will order all the items you are interested in at the same time (put everything in your cart before checking out).

Do not feel intimidated by the ordering process! We work with everyone from seasoned international collectors to those who know nothing about vinyl records (even those "bad with tech") and are happy to guide you through your order. The vinyl listing descriptions explain the process of what to do before and after the order is placed. Please disregard ETSY's estimated turnaround times - we ship sooner than predicted by them.

We are a Premium Vinyl Service*. Since 2015, we've offered the best sounding LATHE CUT (stereo hi-fi records) on the highest quality vinyl (180g) with the fastest turnaround times in the world. We are a small full-time team based in Portland, Oregon and we have refined the lathe cut record on EVERY level from sound to presentation. If you are new to vinyl, a seasoned collector, or just purchasing as a gift for someone special - this service is for you. We do not use Kunaki like most of our competitors do - everything is done in-house by us = the vinyl, labels, jacket and our focus is on QUALITY.

Star Seller Badge/why we don't have one and never will: we ship ALL orders with tracking have never incurred any delays on our end (not once, not even during wildfires or ice storms!) but because we ship over 50% of the orders sooner than ETSY predicts and because we also let our customers take as much time as THEY need to complete their order --- we will never qualify for the Star Seller Badge. Your order will ALWAYS ship shortly after we have all your details and you are also free to take as much time as you need.

NEW: If you are a vinyl seller and would like to offer our items in your ETSY store, please contact us here and we'll give you our wholesale price list and wholesale ordering process details.

US Orders ship via USPS Priority (International varies).

You will find both one sided and two sided 12" listed in the store; including picture vinyl (your images) and custom color (pick the exact color you want from the wheel in the listing). We offer additional options that are not listed in the store; e.g: 7", 10", 45 RPM, Gatefold jackets, cassette copies, etc by request. If you have a specific vinyl project vision in mind, let us know and we will brainstorm with you.

We limit the # of records we sell per day so if you see "1 left" it will be restocked by the next day (items that are truly limited are mentioned in the listing title - i.e. White, Green Translucent and Red Translucent). We do this in case there is a social media post or news report about us so we can keep our turnaround times and stay focused on the orders we have in the queue.

Ordering early/in no hurry? We give discounts for "slow vinyl" and USPS Media mail - just ask!

Please see our reviews to learn more about us.

We PROMISE the ordering process is simple + straightforward, yet --- because we leave no room for error --- this process WILL require some of your time. We are in the studio from 8 AM-11 PM (in two shifts) every day so we are standing by to answer questions before or after the order! Delays and confusion are best avoided by reading the full descriptions and asking questions before sending us your details.

International orders have resumed! Canada is Priority Express International - Europe is Priority International and AU is Global Shipping. Asia and the Middle East will vary - contact us before ordering. Shipping times vary right now so we advise ordering at least 4 weeks in advance.

We cost more than our competitors because we cut no corners and we do not outsource your record; everything is done in house by us, is above industry standard, and includes:

+ 180g vinyl
+ archive quality sleeves
+ real, sturdy jackets (not paper foldovers)
+ highest-quality mailers
+ Priority shipping (free in US)

--- and, most importantly ---

we have a seasoned, professional engineer on our team who masters every song for vinyl on every record. We also add a signature "lead-in" and "lead out" groove so your record plays perfectly every time from start to finish. (The lead in groove ensures you'll know where to drop the needle at the start and the lead out groove means your record won't ever end abruptly - or run into the labels- but end smoothly!).

Contact us if you would like us to ship via Fed Ex or UPS.
Rush Orders (under 5 days) are by request for a fee of $25-$200. We can turn orders around as quickly as 24 hours but please make sure you read the details before requesting a RUSH (very important).
Express Shipping is available by request for $35+.

We STRONGLY advise that you learn how to handle a vinyl record before opening your order. We include a care sheet but we see MANY social media posts show mishandling of vinyl - we want your record to last for decades and hundreds of plays so please make sure you do a quick search on how to hold a record (our listing pics give an example). Quick summary: do not ever touch the groove of any record; make sure you ONLY ever touch the very edges!

If you would like to order a Double Record Set we offer 10% off the second record if different and 15% off if identical (as a refund). We also have Gatefold Jackets by request. We offer short runs for recording artists (not for "mixtape" vinyl) contact us for more information.

NOTES ON GETTING THE BEST SOUND: the shorter your record the better the sound. While most people do not notice a difference between a 16 min and a 22-minute record, some do so if the sound is REALLY important consider submitting 19 minutes or less per side.
Engineers/Recording Artists: PLEASE DO NOT MIX FOR VINYL - send the songs to us how you want them to SOUND and our engineer will contact you if he has any questions.
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PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN YOUR SCREEN (below reviews) FOR FAQs.
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Custom Artwork (jackets and labels):

Please note we are NOT graphic artists (we just know how to use Photoshop Elements) and our custom jackets and labels look good but are not commercially perfect. We offer custom jackets and custom labels to go with the vinyl --- if the artwork is elaborate/ very important to you, please hire a graphic artist and send us the finished work for us to print and ship with your order. Otherwise, we are happy to do our best.

How it all works:

In a nutshell: you'll send us your digital song files (or your playlist if we are buying the songs for you) and we'll ship you a custom vinyl record**. The details on how it all works are in every listing and the FAQS. We cannot use streaming files so please make sure the songs you want are available as mp3 on Amazon or m4a in Itunes (Bandcamp is an additional source we highly recommend - in which case please select .wav files).

Every order is given a link to our Hot Sheet where you will be able to check on the status of your order at any time.

Thank you for visiting our ETSY store!

* Please see the reviews we have received re: our audio quality. We encourage buyers to compare us to competitors before purchasing!

** We support musicians and ask that you do too! All song files must be legal downloads, no bootlegs, or pirated songs!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 20, 2022

June 20-22: Our turnaround times are now 6-8 business days; orders placed over 2-3 days will ship by 7/1 Please read the details below and the full listing descriptions (under "learn more" or "item details" on right side of screen) and let us know if you have any questions. Ideally, you will order all the items you are interested in at the same time (put everything in your cart before checking out).

Do not feel intimidated by the ordering process! We work with everyone from seasoned international collectors to those who know nothing about vinyl records (even those "bad with tech") and are happy to guide you through your order. The vinyl listing descriptions explain the process of what to do before and after the order is placed. Please disregard ETSY's estimated turnaround times - we ship sooner than predicted by them.

We are a Premium Vinyl Service*. Since 2015, we've offered the best sounding LATHE CUT (stereo hi-fi records) on the highest quality vinyl (180g) with the fastest turnaround times in the world. We are a small full-time team based in Portland, Oregon and we have refined the lathe cut record on EVERY level from sound to presentation. If you are new to vinyl, a seasoned collector, or just purchasing as a gift for someone special - this service is for you. We do not use Kunaki like most of our competitors do - everything is done in-house by us = the vinyl, labels, jacket and our focus is on QUALITY.

Star Seller Badge/why we don't have one and never will: we ship ALL orders with tracking have never incurred any delays on our end (not once, not even during wildfires or ice storms!) but because we ship over 50% of the orders sooner than ETSY predicts and because we also let our customers take as much time as THEY need to complete their order --- we will never qualify for the Star Seller Badge. Your order will ALWAYS ship shortly after we have all your details and you are also free to take as much time as you need.

NEW: If you are a vinyl seller and would like to offer our items in your ETSY store, please contact us here and we'll give you our wholesale price list and wholesale ordering process details.

US Orders ship via USPS Priority (International varies).

You will find both one sided and two sided 12" listed in the store; including picture vinyl (your images) and custom color (pick the exact color you want from the wheel in the listing). We offer additional options that are not listed in the store; e.g: 7", 10", 45 RPM, Gatefold jackets, cassette copies, etc by request. If you have a specific vinyl project vision in mind, let us know and we will brainstorm with you.

We limit the # of records we sell per day so if you see "1 left" it will be restocked by the next day (items that are truly limited are mentioned in the listing title - i.e. White, Green Translucent and Red Translucent). We do this in case there is a social media post or news report about us so we can keep our turnaround times and stay focused on the orders we have in the queue.

Ordering early/in no hurry? We give discounts for "slow vinyl" and USPS Media mail - just ask!

Please see our reviews to learn more about us.

We PROMISE the ordering process is simple + straightforward, yet --- because we leave no room for error --- this process WILL require some of your time. We are in the studio from 8 AM-11 PM (in two shifts) every day so we are standing by to answer questions before or after the order! Delays and confusion are best avoided by reading the full descriptions and asking questions before sending us your details.

International orders have resumed! Canada is Priority Express International - Europe is Priority International and AU is Global Shipping. Asia and the Middle East will vary - contact us before ordering. Shipping times vary right now so we advise ordering at least 4 weeks in advance.

We cost more than our competitors because we cut no corners and we do not outsource your record; everything is done in house by us, is above industry standard, and includes:

+ 180g vinyl
+ archive quality sleeves
+ real, sturdy jackets (not paper foldovers)
+ highest-quality mailers
+ Priority shipping (free in US)

--- and, most importantly ---

we have a seasoned, professional engineer on our team who masters every song for vinyl on every record. We also add a signature "lead-in" and "lead out" groove so your record plays perfectly every time from start to finish. (The lead in groove ensures you'll know where to drop the needle at the start and the lead out groove means your record won't ever end abruptly - or run into the labels- but end smoothly!).

Contact us if you would like us to ship via Fed Ex or UPS.
Rush Orders (under 5 days) are by request for a fee of $25-$200. We can turn orders around as quickly as 24 hours but please make sure you read the details before requesting a RUSH (very important).
Express Shipping is available by request for $35+.

We STRONGLY advise that you learn how to handle a vinyl record before opening your order. We include a care sheet but we see MANY social media posts show mishandling of vinyl - we want your record to last for decades and hundreds of plays so please make sure you do a quick search on how to hold a record (our listing pics give an example). Quick summary: do not ever touch the groove of any record; make sure you ONLY ever touch the very edges!

If you would like to order a Double Record Set we offer 10% off the second record if different and 15% off if identical (as a refund). We also have Gatefold Jackets by request. We offer short runs for recording artists (not for "mixtape" vinyl) contact us for more information.

NOTES ON GETTING THE BEST SOUND: the shorter your record the better the sound. While most people do not notice a difference between a 16 min and a 22-minute record, some do so if the sound is REALLY important consider submitting 19 minutes or less per side.
Engineers/Recording Artists: PLEASE DO NOT MIX FOR VINYL - send the songs to us how you want them to SOUND and our engineer will contact you if he has any questions.
---
PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN YOUR SCREEN (below reviews) FOR FAQs.
----
Custom Artwork (jackets and labels):

Please note we are NOT graphic artists (we just know how to use Photoshop Elements) and our custom jackets and labels look good but are not commercially perfect. We offer custom jackets and custom labels to go with the vinyl --- if the artwork is elaborate/ very important to you, please hire a graphic artist and send us the finished work for us to print and ship with your order. Otherwise, we are happy to do our best.

How it all works:

In a nutshell: you'll send us your digital song files (or your playlist if we are buying the songs for you) and we'll ship you a custom vinyl record**. The details on how it all works are in every listing and the FAQS. We cannot use streaming files so please make sure the songs you want are available as mp3 on Amazon or m4a in Itunes (Bandcamp is an additional source we highly recommend - in which case please select .wav files).

Every order is given a link to our Hot Sheet where you will be able to check on the status of your order at any time.

Thank you for visiting our ETSY store!

* Please see the reviews we have received re: our audio quality. We encourage buyers to compare us to competitors before purchasing!

** We support musicians and ask that you do too! All song files must be legal downloads, no bootlegs, or pirated songs!

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About MixtapeVinylonDemand

Sales 8,444
On Etsy since 2016

Mixtape on Vinyl

Welcome to our Etsy store!

We offer vinyl lovers and enthusiasts a way to put their best playlists on the highest quality 180g 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 unless you also order customized labels and/or jackets. See our store for the custom label and custom jacket options - sold separately. We are a Premium Vinyl service - every song on every record is mastered by a seasoned engineer dedicated to giving you the best possible sound quality. Please see our reviews re: sound quality.

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.

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. Here is our Running Time Calculator to help: https://www.grunsports.com/utils/recordCalc/

Please see individual listings for specific details.

Each record is 180g vinyl cut on a lathe in real time (not pressed). Please see our reviews regarding the sound quality. 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 buy the songs for you, please see the listing "ADD ON Song Files".

Contact us if you need a rush order and let us know where you are located. Rush orders are billed an additional $30-$100.

Thank you for visiting our Etsy store!

Jennifer, Nicole ("Cole") & David

Shop members

  • Jennifer D.

    Owner, Curator, Founder

  • Nicole Wilde

    Customer Service, Queue Manager

  • David W.

    Lathe Operator/Audio Engineer

Production partners

  • A Print Shop

    NY, United States

    We buy our blank jackets from this company.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Pricing and options

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 after reviewing the listings we have available.

We are more expensive than our competitors because our focus is on the highest possible quality; we cut no corners. (We also do everything in house while competitors send the orders to an outside vendor). Our team includes a seasoned audio engineer who masters every song for vinyl on every record who listens to the record in real-time before it is shipped. We also only sell/offer: real jackets (not paper foldovers), 180g vinyl, free PRIORITY shipping (US) in the sturdiest mailers on the market.

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

Consider ordering a double record set of 1 two-sided and 1 one-sided if you don't want to shorten your playlist. Spoken word records can be cut up to 26 minutes.

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?

Yes. We offer short runs through our parent company. If you are a recording artist/record label and would like a short run, contact here on ETSY and we can discuss your options.

We also offer an On Demand service, where we fulfill orders and ship as they come in.

Please note the price is much less than a mixtape vinyl but we cannot compete with pressed vinyl prices. These are 180g and made in real-time.

What files do you accept? Can I send you my Spotify/Apple Music playlist? What sounds best?

We cannot use Spotify or Apple Music playlists; we need actual song files.
See "Can you buy the songs for me?".
Or you can send us the song files (directions are on the receipt).
1) Audio Formats we accept:
iTunes has the best sounding files .m4a is the filetype.
Amazon and Google Play will sell you .mp3 files, which will also work.
Even better that .m4a files are un-compressed files like:
.wav
.aif
HOWEVER; please DO NOT convert mp3 or m4a files to .wav, .aif. The conversion will NOT improve the sound of your mp3 or m4a files. While file types are important, the quality of a record is most determined by the production quality more than the file type!
THE SHORTER THE RECORD, THE BETTER?LOUDER THE SOUND. Lathe cuts are lower in volume.

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

Please let us know where you are and when you would like your order to ship by and we will let you know if we will be able to make it a Rush Order for a fee of $35-75.

Express shipping is also an option and ranges from $25-45.

While we have not yet had any delays domestically, there is always a chance that can change so please note we CAN guarantee a ship by date but not a delivery date.

Care instructions

DO NOT touch the record grooves, ever! If you are creating a DIY label be sure and cover the vinyl before writing on the label.

ALWAYS handle the record at the edges, please do a search online for how to hold/handle vinyl records if you are at all unsure!

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 jacket.

Anatomy of a record:
vinyl (record)
label (center "sticker")
sleeve
jacket
(we also include an outer sleeve that slips over the jacket)

Our jackets are sturdy cardboard, not folded paper.

Do you cut 45 RPM?

Yes! While 33 1/3 RPM is the standard we can cut your record at 45 RPM. Please note: 45 RPM means a much shorter playlist. The max side length for a 12" @ 45 RPM is 14:30 per side. Write us before or after you order (45 RPM is $5-10 less and is refunded after we make sure the songs do not exceed the 14:30 per side).

Can you purchase the songs for me?

YES, we can but ONLY if the songs are available in iTunes, Amazon or Bandcamp. You will want to make sure they are before sending us your playlist. You don't need to have Itunes account to check the availability of the songs. Itunes have the best files (m4a but mp3s are totally fine).

See the listing "ADD ON SONG FILES" for details. It is very important that you send us your playlist just like the example in the listing.

PLEASE NOTE: we cannot use APPLE MUSIC FILES so the list needs to be checked on Itunes (not Apple Music).

I know NOTHING about vinyl or tech and am lost. Can you help me?

Yes.
Even a seasoned vinyl collector would not know how to order from us the first time so the steps are laid out for anyone who wants to simply order a custom vinyl record for themselves or as a gift.
Every listing offers a breakdown of the steps you'll need to take and we are happy to buy the songs for you if you like (please see Add On...Song Files).
We've also set it up so the default listings are standard (33 1/3 RPM) and your vinyl will play on all record players.
Because every order will take some of your time we ask that you take a few minutes to read the listing descriptions so we can better answer your specific questions. We are a full-time team dedicated to creating the best sounding custom records on the market.