3.45 RPM

UK-based high quality RECORD lathe cutting service

Waiting Times Update (as of 11/06/18) :

I'm having a break from the relentless grind of disc cutting from 20th July through to 13th August and am fully booked up until then. However, if you're interested in booking time from mid-Aug onwards, then please get in touch via the Contact page...


3.45RPM is a quality record lathe cutting service, specialising in editions of 1 to 100 x 7", or 1 to 50 LP's, with each and every disc individually and expertly hand cut. It's functional art, highbrow entertainment, and impressive looking on your musical CV all in one go. Once you have it, it's yours for life.

So send in your sounds, and see them magically transferred to the living format of vinyl. 3.45RPM usually cuts direct from CD's or WAV files though is also able to work from other digital file types (such as Mp3), DAT or even cassette tape.

As each disc is hand cut in real time it's a time consuming business, and because of this we do not offer runs of more than 100 copies of 7"s, or 50 copies of LP's (20+ mins recording time on a 12"). 3.45RPM will endeavour to process and complete each order as fast as possible, though please do check first what the expected waiting time will be. Be aware that an order of 50 LP's may take a month from the first available manufacturing date to complete, where as an order of, say, 5 x 7" singles could well be done and dusted in 24hrs. Again though, this depends on available spare dates.

3.45RPM has recently expanded the variety of sizes it can offer wider (see "Pricing" for more details) though if you're after a certain format not mentioned then please do give me a shout and I'll see what's possible.


Before ordering, do consider the pros and cons of having your sounds converted to record. If you're happy with your digital audio, do bear in mind that having it cut to record will not specifically "improve" the sound, but will certainly alter it. Vinyl has it's limitations, as does the set up I use, and the service that 3.45RPM offers is not one of exact replication of digital to analogue. This is a cheerful and comparatively cheap way of acquiring something that fits nicely into your record rack and can be played and enjoyed time and again... BUT 3.45RPM in no way claims to be able to match the levels of the major manufacturing plants around the world. That's big business, and they've got the topmost gear, and I'm gonna need another quarter of a million pounds (GBP) in the bank to even start thinking about that.

 And then it's going to cost you eight times as much.

Anyhow, here's a jolly little Youtube clip of what it's all about, though please check out the other pages on this site for further information :