vinyl pressing toronto

Sonic Boom now pressing vinyl in Toronto

You can now have limited edition vinyl pressed at Sonic Boom's new Spadina digs. No, it's not Record Store Day* yet, but this isn't an exclusive, one-day deal: after all, real music fans are at record shops year round.

Andy March of Monotype Audio Disk Cutting (and Toronto label Craft Singles and band Crosss, one of the city's loudest musical offerings), is producing what is actually a pretty dainty craft product: full colour lathe picture discs which hold about 7 minutes of music per side.

March says he'll press between one record to a run of fifty, and that the discs play in mono at 33rpm. He'll ship to "anywhere," which may draw the interest of some labels based outside Toronto.

Pressing happens live in store Friday - Sunday, 10am - midnight. All you have to do is bring in your music and your picture and wait for the magic to happen in mere minutes. A one-off single pressing costs $14.99, with larger runs priced at varying levels - talk it out in shop, or email Monotype Audio ahead (larger pressings will take more time).

Your music-loving friend who has everything now doesn't - unless they heard about this before you did.

*Monotype do promise "a special limited something something" for Record Store Day.

Photo: Matt Forsythe


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Music

Scotiabank Arena in Toronto has a lineup of concerts scheduled for later this year

Toronto rapper criticized for filming music video atop war memorial

Even virtual concerts are now banned under Ontario lockdown rules

Toronto record store permanently closing and people in the city are heartbroken

The time Toronto held a rock concert for 500k people after the SARS epidemic

Live music came back to Toronto over the weekend and it was glorious

Toronto drive-in theatre reopening in nightclub parking lot this spring

Closed concert venue in Toronto on the hook for $45k a month in rent