A state-of-the-art vinyl factory will open in Sydney this June – with the capacity to press three million records per year.

Tone Deaf reports the yet-to-be-named plant will be set up in the inner west suburb of Marrickville with “full analogue mastering, a Neumann disc cutting system, stamper making facility, fully automated record presses, and a manual press for specialty records such as picture discs, split and splatter colours.”

The factory will offer Australian artists, who often use offshore plants, an opportunity to get their releases produced closer to home and cut back costs.

Factory manager Vincent Chen said: “We are bringing European quality record pressing back to Australia. There will be no further need to manufacture product overseas and pay for air freight or endure long turnaround times.”

The plant is expected to open in June 2017. It will join Melbourne’s Zenith and Adelaide’s Roundabout facilities down under.


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