Every type of Dubplate Imaginable

  • Here at Dub Studio we have the largest selection of dubplates in the world. We cover every size, format and layout you can imagine, from 12 inch acetates to 12cm transparent minidubs!

    Ordering dubplates is quick and easy with our simple 4-step process, and we offer help at every step of the way, so you don't need to be an expert to get the tracks you want onto disc.

    We have over ten years of experience cutting dubs for touring DJs, sound system operators, installation artists, record collectors and jukebox aficionados.

    No other studio has the range and experience we have here, and that's what makes Dub Studio the Definitive Dubplate Service.

  • Vinyl dubs are the next generation in dubplate technology. The system was designed from the ground up by a company in Germany to satisfy the demands of the professional DJ. These dubs last longer than acetates and are much easier to cue up. Perfect for even the most demanding performance environment.

    Over the last 10 years, we have slowly refined the cutting process, using some of the best mastering gear available, to the point where these dubs sound just as good as pressed vinyl records, but at a fraction of the set-up cost.

    So whether you are listening at home, or playing out on a big sound system, these dubs will fit right in.

  • Acetate dubplates are the ultimate analogue luxury. These are the discs that vinyl cutting engineers use as reference cuts before cutting the master lacquers.

    They may not last as long as vinyl dubs, but the weight, smell, noise floor and sound quality of these one-off discs is unsurpassed. Not even pressed vinyl sounds quite as good these.

    We stock the entire range of Apollo / Transco acetate dubplates, including the extremely rare 7 inches (large hole and small).

  • Dub Studio is best known for bringing vinyl dubplates to your decks, and behind the scenes we work tirelessly to get the best sound on wax. But over 10 years in the business has given us a unique insight into what works in the analogue domain, so we use this experience to master digital tracks as well.

    In 2015 we launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to build a new mastering studio in the centre of Bristol. We succeeded in raising the funds, and we are proud to announce that from April 2017 we will be handling all our mastering work via Higher Level Mastering.

    We use excellent monitors to audition each track, and process the tonal balance, dynamic range, loudness and character, using some of the finest audio processing tools in the world.

  • Sometimes one dub is just not enough! So we have a range of special offers to make cutting dublates even more cost effective.

    You may want a couple of identical plates for an upcoming battle routine, or you may want to share your music on an analoque format with a select number of people, without the hassle of pressing up a load of vinyl, and because we save time cutting duplicate dubs, we can pass the saving on to you.

    Also if you have a bunch of mastered tracks, and you plan well in advance, we offer a nice price dub cutting service. The same quality cuts at a price that's nice!

  • Coming soon!

    We will soon be launching our customisation service. We hope to offer a picture disc service, as well printed labels for your dubs, and even printed sleeves!

    Watch this space!

  • All our vinyl singles are now availabe in transparent!

    Just select the style you want from the "Colour & Thickness" dropdown.

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2010: Grimelock

Grimelock have been steadily building a name for themselves throughout Europe as Belgium’s finest bass-music export, and in 2008 they set up Stainage Records, a label aiming to promote Belgian productions worldwide. We speak to Grimelock's Kalib to find out more...

Who and what is Grimelock?

Grimelock means Hush and Kalib, two DJ/producers based in Brussels. In the past 5 years we have been playing a deadly concoction of grime, dubstep, UK garage, bassline and dub-techno. Before starting this project we had been mixing DnB for some years.

Your stage shows, how do they work?

It depends on the type of event we are invited to play. Basically we’re doing back 2 back sets but we also feature MCs Maelan and Dynamic that back us up on the mic with devastating results. We’re mixing with a computer running Traktor and a Vestax VCI 100 controller, we also use Ableton Live to launch samples, trigger anything and add FX.

What's the scene like in Belgium?

The dubstep scene is really big right now in Belgium. There are a lot of promoters helping to make the scene bigger and stronger, and some good producers as well that are putting our little country on the map (Netsky - for DnB, Janner, BunZer0, Saviour, Science). Sad to say that the French part is not as active as the Flemish, where the parties and line ups are getting bigger and bigger (Untitled!).

Marcellus from GrimelockKalib from GrimelockMaelan from GrimelockDynamic from Grimelock

Tell us about Stainage.

We started promoting grime and dubstep parties in 2005 through underground, confined, heavy-pressure parties called Stainage. By then dubstep was quite new in Belgium and the attention grew quite fast around the local artists promoted during those nights - Bunzer0, Alchemyst, Saviour and ourselves. Some of the biggest UK dubstep names blessed the turntables though we tried to keep it diverse by bringing other bass music flavors to our parties (Jahcoozi, New Flesh).

We set up the label in 2008 and got a distribution deal from Cargo Records. So far we released 4 EPs featuring Belgian producers, both on vinyl and digital:

stain001 > Justice EP feat. Grimelock and Saviour
stain002 > Sound Of Luv EP feat. Saviour
stain003 > Feel the Heat EP > Alchemyst, Grimelock and Maelan
Stain004 > Let the bass Drop EP > Alchemyst, Bunzer0, Grimelock, Saviour

In the pipeline for September: a single from an up and coming crew of Belgian producers called Science. “Motion Tween” is already doing big damage on the dancefloor. It'll be released with a remix from Von D.

Stainage Off The Records (stainOTR) was created last year as an offshoot where we can release free downloads of some of the productions that will never make it to the market.

What is the hottest dub in your box right now?

The amount of good productions is really mad at the moment, so pointing one dub is tough and rather useless.  Still, names like Breakage, Von D or Ramadanman are always at the forefront and we’re keeping an eye on them.

Favourite dubplate of all time?

Hard to pick one, but let’s say – Unknown artist – Unknown. Dubplates often don’t come with a label :-)

What was your favourite gig of 2009?

We had loads of crazy gigs in the past years but Untitled! (20.02.2010) is definitely one of the most exciting parties we played at.

What gigs are you most looking forward to in 2010?

We are playing at a festival beginning of September in Antwerp, Laundry Day it looks really big and we’re really looking forward to that.
To tell you the truth, right now we are focusing more on working our tunes in the studio and do collaborations with new singers and producers.

Any shout outs or big ups?

Big up to : Bun Zero, Dusk Creator, Alchemyst, Dynamic, Maelan, Saviour, Science, Miss Suzy, Chantal, Keywords... and you DubStudio :-)

How to order

How it All Works

  • Turnaround varies depending on how busy we are, and what sort of dub or mastering service you have ordered. At the moment, our turnaround is:

    • Regular dubs: 1 week
    • Nice Price dubs: 2-3 weeks
    • Mastering: about a week
  • The ordering system calculates the shipping cost for each order based on the weight and destination of the parcel. We ship most of our small parcels using Royal Mail, but sometimes larger orders are shipped using Parcel Force or UPS.

    As soon as we have prepared the packaging, we send the reference number to you. Then once the order has been completed and the parcel has been sent, you can use the reference number here.

  • Prices start from just £29 for a 7 inch vinyl single, and you can get your dubs even cheaper if you order online (see more prices). Prices vary depending on track count and layout, and we also offer an express service and some great nice-price deals.

    LayoutList PriceOrder OnlineTracks per side*Tracks per dub*Playing time (approx.)
    7" single £29 £24 1 2 2-4 min. per side
    10" single £35 £29 1 2 6-7 min. per side
    12" single £45 £34 1 2 8-9 min. per side
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    In cases where PayPal is not appropriate, we can also provide our bank details for direct transfer.

  • Registration is easy and only takes a moment. All you have to do is click here and enter your name and email address and then think of a password.

  • Track times vary depending on the size and layout of the disc, and also the speed and loudness of the recording. The following table is just a rough guideline for the most common types of dub. See more info on track times here.

    Approx. Times (per side)7 inch10 inch12 inchSpeedLoudness
    LP n/a n/a 15-20 min 33 rpm normal
    EP n/a 8-10 min 10-15 min 45 rpm louder
    Single 2-4 min 6-7 min 8-9 min 45 rpm loudest
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Dub Studio Blog

Over the years we have had some amazingly talented people passing through the studio, and we thought there was no better way to document the work we do than talking to the people we do the work for!

DJ Joker, Pinch, Rob Smith (AKA RSD), Cyantific, Danny Byrd, Chris Goldfinger... just some of the artists we have interviewed since we started back in 2003.

Plus we have some great sound engineering advice in our Top Tips section, and some exclusive artist mixes on the way.

See our blog for more details!