Adelaide is the location of Australia’s newest vinyl plant.
Adelaide’s Roundabout Records have announced they will open the city’s first vinyl pressing plant later this year with an eye towards local and independent artists. That’s not all they’re doing either.
The label has also acquired vintage HMV audio equipment and an EMI desk in order to offer recording and mastering services. Once it all comes together they’ll have the capabilities of a one-stop shop running orders from 100 to 1000.
As for the pressing, the company has acquired a 1950s Neumann AM-32 from New Zealand. It wasn’t easy either, the highly desirable machine is the last of its kind, but their proximity to the country helped.
“I was the first one to get to Auckland,” Roundabout’s Colin Forster says. “A guy jumped on a plane in Germany that night, and a guy jumped on a plane in America that night, and just because I got there first, I was pretty lucky.”
The plant is scheduled to open in December, adding it to a growing list of new plants that have sprung up around the world. Earlier this year, news broke that plants were opening in both Argentina and Brazil. [via The Vinyl Factory]