Optimizing modern day vinyl presses

Viryl technologies currently manufactures one of the worlds only modern day vinyl record presses. The recent vinyl renaissance has taken the marketplace by storm. The quality of a record pressing is determined by the characteristic of the vinyl used, its temperature, the force used to stamp the record, the final thickness of the pressing, the cycle time of the press, the efficacy of the flash cooling incorporated in the press, and possibly other factors. It is the aim of this research to study the effects of such parameters on the final quality of the pressed discs. Using modern day digital signal processing analysis on the age-old analog medium in order to bring the manufacturing of vinyl records into the modern age!

Intern: 
Christopher Zaworski
Faculty Supervisor: 
John Vanderkooy
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Ontario
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