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Episode 40 - Tech Talk - Record Pressing with Heath Gmucs

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In this episode we cover all you need to know about how records are pressed! We are joined by Women in Vinyl fam Heath Gmucs, back to talk about all things manufacturing. Heath is the creator of Wax Mage Records and has been a press operator at Gotta Groove Records in Ohio for over a decade. We’ve covered the first steps already in our cutting and plating episodes (go check those out if you haven’t), now let’s get into the nitty gritty of how these “hot plastic babies” aka our records are pressed. Hang in there through some audio issues in the first half, they resolve after the ad. Want more? Listen to our cutting and plating episode refresher: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/episode-39-refresher-tech-talk-cutting-and-plating/id1559469148?i=1000609588839 Listen to Heath’s Previous episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-seventeen-heath-gmucs-wax-mage-records/id1559469148?i=1000540606698 Plus: Wax Mage: https://www.instagram.com/waxmagerecords/ Gotta Groove: https://www.gottagrooverecords.com/ Huge thanks to pop artist and former Gotta Groove press op Chayla Hope for the use of her song ‘Long Way’ off her new album Damn, Feelings out June 9th. Find this and more at: https://www.chaylahope.com/ THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS! The ones that make your vinyl needs even more accessible with so many great codes and resources. Other Record Labels - Who’ve gifted our listeners - you! - a 25% code in their store for the myriad of resources compiled there using the code WIVFRIENDS at checkout! https://www.otherrecordlabels.com/store Selektor Record Bags - Our new favorite record bag: https://www.theselektor.com/us/ https://koeppeldesign.com/(pronounced Kep-ul) - Sleek and sophisticated, handmade record collection organization! Get $10 off your first order of $75 using the code WOMENINVINYL at checkout! https://koeppeldesign.com/ https://eargasm.com/ - High fidelity ear plugs! keep your hearing protected in style! Eargasm has a great deal for you with 10% off your order using, you guessed it, discount code: WOMENINVINYL at checkout. http://www.eargasm.com/ https://www.glowtronics-store.com/ - Custom slip mats - you already love the WIV branded slipmat, but think, you can make your own! Get 15% off using the code: WOMENINVINYL15 at https://www.glowtronics-store.com/ Nugen Audio - Innovative, intuitive, award-winning professional audio plugins and software for all your creative music producing and sound design needs! Use code WOMENINVINYL for 20% off at check out: https://nugenaudio.com/womeninvinyl/ Vinyl Revolution Record Show - Attend one of the longest running record shows out there. 55 dealer tables filled with vendors from all over the east coast and tons of rare and collectible vinyl records! Find more at: https://www.instagram.com/vinylrevolutionrecordshow/ Want to be a sponsor too? Email us: mailto:[email protected] As always, join the conversation on Instagram or send us a note at: [email protected] Check out http://www.womeninvinyl.com/ for past episodes, the store, job board, and the growing library of resources! Don’t forget to like, subscribe and give us a review on your favorite podcast delivery method! You can also contribute to furthering our mission at https://www.patreon.com/womeninvinyl Where you’ll find all of the B-Sides, Deep Cuts and amazing extras, including longer episodes and contribute to the creation of scholarships and educational opportunities to further the demystification and infiltration of more Women and Non-Binary identifying humans into the Vinyl Making Space!