Vinyl Mastering



As you can imagine, we live and breathe vinyl here at Welcome To 1979.  We buy and listen to vinyl records all the time, and the vast majority of the artists who record here release their projects on vinyl.  So we took the massive step into cutting vinyl masters (technically called “lacquers”) right here at Welcome To 1979.


Why?  Because we love it when records sound awesome and hate it when they sound bad.  Pretty simple, huh?


You’ve never had a release on vinyl?  Awesome!

You’ve done it a hundred times?  Awesome!


Either way, we’re here for you- every step of the way. 

Scroll down to see our rates!


Our vinyl mastering room is comfy and we would love it if you came by as we cut your record.  We even have a couch and a coffee table for you to set your coffee (or adult beverage) on while you watch this amazing process unfold. Can’t make it in person? No sweat. Whether you’re here or not, we’ll take care of everything and keep you in the loop the best we can.  


You have questions?  Fire away.  We’ve got the answers.  The vinyl mastering process can be complicated and confusing – we’re here to help!


You’ll see a Hightail link for you to send us your files, as well as the payment link for payment and we’ll start mastering! 


Email us for anything vinyl related at 


Recent vinyl mastering projects include:


Pete Townshend                                          Bob Dylan

Elvis Presley                                                The Highwaymen

The Rolling Stones                                     Modest Mouse

Styx                                                                Hard Working Americans

Jason Isbell                                                  Steve Earle

Whitney Houston                                       Weezer

The Mavericks                                            Lamb Of God

Rodney Crowell                                          Cody Jinks

Bela Fleck                                                     Leon Bridges

John Prine                                                    Dinosaur Jr.

Frank Sinatra                                              Alabama

John Mayer                                                  Leonard Cohen

John Carter Cash                                       Bush

Waylon Jennings                                         JD McPherson

Sturgill Simpson                                         Jason Isbell

Rachael Yamagata                                     Cold War Kids

Todd Snider                                                 John Oates

Billie Holiday                                              Reba McEntire

Mariah Carey                                             Moon Taxi

Natalie Prass                                               Slayer

Tim McGraw                                               Billy Ray Cyrus & Shooter Jennings

Colin Hay                                                     The Wood Brothers

Wynonna Judd                                             Band Of Heathens

Justin Townes Earle                                   Bonnie Raitt

And thousands more!                                                                                    





The High Life

Yep, it’s beer, but it’s the Champagne of beer.  The motto is “Champagne taste on a beer budget” and that’s exactly what our basic vinyl package is.  It’s perfect for artists who want a great job done, but without all the frills.  Your vinyl master will be expertly prepared from the files (or tapes) you send us.

**Only for projects under certain lengths**


12″ & 10″ $400    7″ $250 

(To cut from tape is $25 more)





Fine Red Wine

This is for the artist who’d like to experience more during the vinyl mastering process. We’ll take the files (or tapes) you send us and our Cutting Engineer will maximize your project for vinyl. You will also receive a set of custom Reference Lacquers, and we’ll also quality control your Test Pressings with you by giving them a listen with our highly trained ears to compare them to your original fines in the same room they were cut to ensure your  project is the best it can be. 


12″ & 10″ $600    7″ $375 



Single Malt Whiskey 


This is the ultimate vinyl experience.  The vinyl mastering process can be very creative and approached many different ways.  The Single Malt Whiskey package gives our vinyl mastering engineer the time to review your music and actually take two completely different approaches on your project.  Best of all, you’ll receive a set of reference lacquers for each version so YOU can choose which one best suites how you’d like your record to sound.  This eliminates any second guessing on decisions, and allows you to hear the differences versus having it explained via phone or email.  That’s why it’s the ultimate vinyl experience.


12″ & 10″ $1,200    7″ $650


Vinyl Mastering Rates