Portland-based Telegraph Mastering is one of only two local studios that can cut a stereo vinyl lacquer.
Lacquers are the master records that get sent to the pressing plant, and Telegraph's ability to make pro-quality stereo vinyl masters in the city limits have made it an indispensable service for bands and labels in a town where buying local has become part of the value system.
"The recording and mixing process can take weeks or months, whereas I can master a record in a day, or two days," [owner Adam Gonsalves] says. "That's one of the things I really like about it—the pace. Monday you can be working on a dance record, Tuesday you can be working on a metal record, Wednesday it's indie pop. I really like that, and I like shifting gears in that way. The only genre of music that I haven't done yet is opera."
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