What’s better than spending thirty-minutes of your Monday afternoon to watch an outstanding new documentary from Chad Kassem that takes us deep behind the curtain of Acoustic Sounds (website).
In this mini-documentary we get a clear view of the working mechanics behind one of the most appreciated audiophile record production facilities in the music industry. From soup-to-nuts, Chad Kassem and the Acoustic Sounds team take us on a step-by-step breakdown of their meticulously and obsessive process in this sit down interview; giving us a high-resolution peek at how the ‘secret sauce’ is made, and (as the kids say) keeping it 100%. #transparency
Reporting by Eric Franklin Shook
Also featured in this documentary are the many sides of the company that include a record pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, and Chad Kassem’s own vinyl reissue label, Analogue Productions. Something I just learned today, Acoustic Sounds even owns a recording and mastering studio in The Mastering Lab at Blue Heaven Studios.
So treat your busy Monday schedule to some well needed free-time to learn a little about true audiophile vinyl. You’ve earned it. Enjoy!
Acoustic Sounds Behind The Scenes
From mastering to distribution, there is no company in the world quite like Acoustic Sounds. Get an inside look at each process that goes into creating the best sounding vinyl.
About Acoustic Sounds
Headquartered in Salina, Kansas, Acoustic Sounds, Inc. is the world leader in audiophile music. Owned by CEO Chad Kassem, who founded the company in 1986, Acoustic Sounds is a global retailer of the largest selection of highest-quality music in a variety of formats. Along with LPs, SACDs, reel-to-reel tape and other forms of high-quality audio recordings, we also sell turntables, cartridges, amplifiers, speakers and accessories – all designed to exceed the expectations of audiophiles.
- Continuous refinement in our packaging and shipping methods have led us to perfection in the art of boxing LPs so that they arrive in perfect condition, warding off abuse in transit.
- The company owns its own record pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, and its own vinyl reissue label (Analogue Productions), an original production label (APO Records), its own print shop (Acoustic Sounds Printing), its own recording studio (Blue Heaven Studios), and its own LP mastering business (The Mastering Lab at Blue Heaven Studios).