Once the staple of home disc recording, the 7-inch acetate dubplate is now perhaps the rarest type of all. It's such a niche item that they are no longer made, but we do sometimes come across branded blanks second hand, so feel free to contact the studio to see what we have in stock.
A 7 inch acetate dub contains 1 track per side (2 in total). It can hold up to about 4 minutes per side, and runs at 45rpm.
Acetates have been around almost as long as sound recording itself. They consist of a perfectly flat, highly-polished metal substrate, coated in a layer of cellulose nitrate lacquer, or acetate. It's this soft layer that picks up all the details of the audio as it's cut into the groove, and gives the format it's name.
All pressed vinyl starts off as an acetate lacquer that's plated up and turned into stampers, so listening to it before its processed means it constitutes the highest reference quality possible.
Dub Studio is one of the only studios in the world to offer a range of acetate discs, and we do it because we absolutely love the sound... not to mention that unmistakable smell.
Use the dropdown menus above to select the number of tracks per side and the type of label you want.