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Review: Getting my groove on with one-step vinyl releases

By | December 17th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In business, it can be advantageous to cut out the middle man. In vinyl record production, too, less can be more. The latest mini-trend in the audiophile world is one-step recordings, which eliminate two parts of the manufacturing process.

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab dropped its first one-step record in 2016 with Santana’s Abraxas, followed early this year by the Bill Evans Trio’s Sunday at the Village Vanguard. Both quickly sold out. This fall, MFSL added Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly and reportedly is planning a handful more in 2018.… Read the full article

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Lyn Stanley Wants You to Get Closer — To Her Music

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

By John Stancavage

Jazz singer Lyn Stanley, whose three albums are prized by audiophiles for their pristine sound, is determined to achieve an even higher level of resolution on her next project.

Stanley plans to have a very limited number of vinyl copies of her upcoming “Moonlight Sessions” releases made using the “one-step process.” The manufacturing technique promises to put listeners closer to the sound heard in the studio.

With one-step, a lacquer is made from the master tape. That lacquer then is electroplated and used as a stamper to directly press the vinyl, eliminating several intermediate steps in traditional production that theoretically can degrade the sound.… Read the full article

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