Tim Xavier’s Manmade Mastering vinyl cutting room.

Scully Lathe

Here is a special photo set from my friend Tim Xavier’s mastering studio. He cuts vinyl with his unique Scully/Westrex 3D IIa cutter. There are only a few places in the world like this left. Due to Tim’s overwhelming success in his field especially with dance music this studio and his dog Sigmund recently moved from Brooklyn to Berlin. Some of his clients include Ritchie Hawtin, KiddazFM, Complete Distribution, Zuvuya Recordings and many more.

In the studio, Tim cuts on a Scully/Westrex 3DIIA cutter that is outfitted with a high powered magnet, and uses a Manley Massive Passive Tube EQ for equalizing. The Scully lathe has been modified with a Vinylium pitch computer (Stuka) for spacing grooves, which allows him to cut more time per side at a louder volume. (please see prices section for time constraints). - manmademastering.com

To enjoy the full photo set from Manmade Mastering LLC on flickr: click here

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10 Comments

  1. it almost looks steampunk-ish. with its bakelite knobs and computer interface. its the best from both centuries.

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  2. I like the Traktor Scratch sticker there, but it’s a bit confusing? Does his lathe spin digital?

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  3. Hah good one Andrew… but he does master stuff for digital only releases too!

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  4. Cool that there are still people doing this. I personally hope that Vinyl stays alive. It’s so relaxing to take a good record out of it’s sleeve and then put it on the turntable.

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  5. Tims Tunes on Blueline are the fuckin shiznit!

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  6. Great photo set! Looks like a really cool shop/studio… Feels weird to call it a studio with the giant lathe… As Andras! said, very steampunk!

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  7. amazing stuff. I belive in clink people delano,Rohr,camea,insideout..so this is how they do

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  8. I have a the main body of a Scully/Westrex layth from A&M records and I am looking to part with it if the price is right.
    Kind Regards
    Judd Kalish
    480-399-2889 ,MST

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