Dj Dubplates

Dubplates/Acetates, Time Constraints


WHAT IS A DUBPLATE/ACETATE RECORDING?

Your music is transferred to a playable test acetate, also called a dubplate. It has the similiar appearance and purpose as a vinyl record but with twice the weight. A dubplate is constructed of a hard, inflexible aluminum lacquer coated material. As a reference disk, it is used to make audio recordings on to see how a track sounds on a vinyl record-like surface. Quite a few artists and producers transfer their songs to dubplates to play them out at clubs to get feedback from the audience and to test on club systems. Djs and producers are known to swap or trade their exclusive songs on dubplates

DUBPLATE RECORDING SURFACE TIME CONSTRAINTS

speed/size
running time@standard level/per side approx.maximum level(+6db)/per side
33rpm    
7"
10"
12"
6 minutes
13 minutes
16 1/2 minutes
4 1/2 minutes
7 minutes
11 minutes
45rpm    
7"
10"
12"
4 minutes
10 minutes
12 minutes
3 minutes
6 minutes
8 minutes
78rpm    
7'
10"
12"
n/a
5 1/2 minutes
7 minutes
n/a
4 minutes
5 minutes

 

VIDEO OF A DUBPLATE (ONE-OFF ACETATE REFERENCE) BEING CUT