Heavy Grooves Records

The company was founded in 2003 by a graduate sound and multimedia engineer, and specializes in vinyl record engineering, production and distribution.

"I have been into analog sound engineering since the 80's. My first recording skills were made with a Fostex 4 track recorder at the age of 16. Then in the 90's I used 16 and 24 track tape decks in recording studios. "

In the need to reach the highest quality in vinyl production we have developed our own machines and our own vinyl mastering solution to get the best of both worlds.

The first version of the vinyl pressing website was launched in 2004. Since then our company has delivered orders all over the world. Our customers are independent artists, labels and vinyl lovers. On vinyl, we have released every kind of music and sounds.

We are specialized in Short run vinyl pressing, because we believe that vinyl records should not be reserved for the big names of the music industry. Our vinyl is mainly used as ultra limited edition vinyl, and meet the need for independent artists to monetize their music.

A small run vinyl pressing is also a terrific promotional tool. We make promotional vinyl for independent movie productions, video game companies, music management companies, visual artists...

Studio 1 control room
Vinyl packing

Gear list

4 x custom Protogrooves auto lathes
4 x custom Mastergrooves mastering consoles
Custom Mastergrooves mastering and lathes control software
300w A class cutting amps
RME ADI 8 QSM AD/DA converters
Adam P-22A speakers
Waterfall Victoria Evo speakers
Telefunken V 676a pres
Neve 1073 EQ
SSL E series EQ
UA 6176 channel strips
Studer 810a reel to reel tape recorder
Technics 1200/1210 MKII turntables with various cartridge and styluses
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit turntable
Teac V-6030s stereo cassette deck
Sony CDP-X 8930 CD player
Steinberg Cubase Pro 9
Adobe Audition
Waves Plug-ins
Slate Digital Plug-ins
Eosis Plug-ins
Fabfilter Plug-ins

Neve 1073 DPX
SSL XR 425
Universal Audio 6176
Telefunken V676a

Vinyl record resources

Here are some useful resources, on the web, related to audio engineering and vinyl records.

- Making Good Vinyl (Kevin Gray)
- Mastering for the "Breath of Life" (Steve Hoffman)
- Mastering for vinyl (Recording Mag)
- Mastering for vinyl and digital (Sound On Sound)