Press release from American Sound Truck:
New Asheville vinyl record cutting company American Vinyl Co. built a 1950s-themed recording studio into the back of a van that cuts direct-to-vinyl records. They call it The American Sound Truck, a project inspired by a recording van run by Bob Fine more than 60 years ago.
“We wanted to make a creative and unusual space for musicians to make unique analog recordings soaked with character,” says Ryan Schilling, owner and creator of the small vinyl company. “It is accessible to everyone, from original music, karaoke, poetry, or just sending a voice message on a 7-inch record to a family member,” he adds.
The American Sound Truck cuts vinyl records on a 1940s Presto recording lathe, a lathe used in many iconic mid-century studios such as Sun Studios — the studio where Elvis, Johnny Cash, and several others recorded. The truck doesn’t stop at vinyl. It also offers digital exports of the live session instantly sent via email or text. If you like the session, they can also make copies of the record for you from a single copy to 2,000 copies. American Vinyl Co. hopes to approach recording a little differently than most modern day approaches.
“It is one take and once the record is cutting there is no stopping! This can be daunting nowadays, but it is also very humbling and raw, which can give a realistic beautiful recording with all the nuances and variables.”
The grand opening event will be at London District Studios at 8 London Road, Asheville, N.C. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 10. London District Studios is home to several local business including 10th Muse Coffee, Autograph by Wade, Artist Leslie Rolland, and American Vinyl Co. French Broad River Brewery will be sponsoring the event.
About American Vinyl Co.
American Vinyl Co., an Asheville-based small business, is a record cutting shop that offers custom vinyl records of any quantity, record players and accessories, and direct-to-disc recording. Started in 2015, American Vinyl Co., has recently opened a new shop in Biltmore Village. Run by local musicians Ryan Schilling and Christy Barrett, the business aims to help facilitate with the vinyl creation process for Western North Carolina’s flourishing music communities.