The classic dubplate format, whether on an outdoor sound system or the indoor club scene, now you can record your exclusives on a 10-inch that lasts. Dubstep to Hip Hop and DnB to Dancehall - the 10-inch vinyl dub plate won't have the familiar smell and weight of an acetate, but it can take plenty of rewinds without a hitch.
A 10 inch vinyl dub single usually contains 1 track per side (2 in total) and runs at 45rpm. Extra tracks can be added (max. 2 tracks per side) provided the track time per side is around 7 minutes or less.
Best for: LOUD, DYNAMIC, DJ / PERFORMANCE USE
A Cut Above
Not all dub plates are born equal, and it takes a great deal of skill to get a good sound on vinyl. Dub Studio was one of the first places in the UK to operate a lathe-cut vinyl service, and mastering engineer Henry Bainbridge has more experience cutting these 10 inches than anyone else. He learnt the hard way, working for some of the biggest names in the Bristol Dubstep scene from the word go, which is why he never lets a dub leave the studio unless it sounds its best.
The latest development in analog recording technology, vinyl dub plates offer all of the benefits of analog audio, but with none of the set up cost of pressed vinyl. Sometimes called lathe-cut records, vinyl dub plates don’t need to go through the lengthy process of lacquer cutting and plating. Instead, they are cut to order as one-offs, or in limited quantities known as short runs.