At Neotech Vinyl, we understand the synergy between vinyl materials and record pressing equipment. We know that this relationship is vital in the creation of “silent grooves” or low surface noise in order to achieve a purer sound. This synergistic relationship is the main reason why we’re so dedicated to learning about our customers’ unique record-pressing equipment. We dig deep to find solutions to your pain points because it not only solves your issues, but also makes our vinyl formulas even better in the process. We know we can make the music you produce sound better, clearer, and more perfect.
— Robert Sliger, Impex
Impex is proud to use Neotech vinyl formulations in our 1STEP records. We choose the formulation that best suits the tonal and playback needs of each recording, including the startlingly revealing VR900BK1.
Neotech developed the VR900BK1 by rethinking formulation as well as processing. They took a chemistry-intensive approach to raw material selection in order to eliminate the characteristics of these materials that increase noise in record grooves. They have also developed new chemistry that allows the compound to more accurately receive and preserve the grooves. They coupled this innovative approach to raw material selection along with a new processing technique that provides ultra-quiet grooves as well as incredibly precise groove definition.Not every classic recording we issue is well-served by VR900BK-1, so we create each 1STEP test ref with different formulations and use the one that best represents the character, quality, and performance on the recording.
— Abey Fonn, Impex Records
Jennifer’s Warnes' long-time mastering engineer, Bernie Grundman, artfully brings out all the detail, presence and harmonic body of this amazingly lifelike recording. Impex’s luxe 180-gram vinyl presentation, formulated by Neotech Vinyl, features an impeccably quiet pressing by RTI.