The Lullabye Factory Records
TLF Records is an all Analog Record Label. We go from 2 inch to 1/4 inch to Vinyl and Cassette.
Remember when they made them great records during the golden age of analog multitrack recording? We don’t, yet still we admire those records to this day! Why you ask? Because there is something truly magical about these records. The sound and skill of the analog workflow has a particular ability to get a grip on you. It’s hard to describe, easy to feel. The Recording Studio back then was a vibrant place where sound could be contained within its natural domain. There was no faking the effects, no automatic presets. Everything had to be very well thought through and required the utmost attention of everyone involved. The experience of the end result reflects this workflow, and the tape did the rest…
We are going back. Back to those days filled with attitude and bursting with ambition. Conquering time by making songs immortal. We do not believe in conversion, we believe in dedication. In being true to the source. From sound waves to voltage, creating fluctuation in the field strength of the magnetic recording. Controlled by VU meters and usage of Tape Compression. With performance right at the heart of it. We want to make true sound last forever.
We at The Lullabye Factory Records are proudly dedicated to preserve this analog craftsmanship in creating records. At the heart of our operation we have a fully analog recording studio to ensure that every part in the chain of sound matches our analog vision. The multitrack recordings are done on our AMPEX MM1000 A.K.A. “The Beast”, a legendary 16 track tape machine from 1969. Mixed on our D&R Orion studio console with added analog effects, from Binson Delays to Spring and Plate reverb, the stereo mixdown goes onto ¼ inch tape on a Master Recorder of choice, ready to be delivered to the vinyl master stage at the vinyl factory. Once pressed it can reach every pickup universally available. No compromise in sound is what we call the future. And thus the future will be analog.
Hence our Triple A classification. Recorded in the Analog Domain. Mixed & Mastered in the Analog Domain and Multiplied Within the Analog Domain.
TLF Mixtape Project News!
We proudly present the bands participating in
The Lullabye Factory Mixtape Project:
DJHAGY, Pure Muna, Sailing To Suez, Two Shakes of a Lamb’s Tail, Tumbling Dice, Money and The Man, The Tiger Lovemachine, DAKOTA and JAGD.
Each band will record one song the Analog Way in The Lullabye Factory’s Recording Studio. These 10 tracks will be published under The Lullabye Factory’s Record Label on Vinyl and Cassette.
It is an Interdisciplinary Project, where an analog photographer, illustrator, video artist and sound experts work together to realise this project. When the project is finished there will be Showcases in Amsterdam, Zwolle and Utrecht. All artists will demonstrate their contribution to the project and the artistic choices they made, and of course the bands that are on the mixtape shall perform live.
In the spring and autumn of 2017 showcases are organized in Zwolle, Amsterdam and Utrecht.
The Lullabye Factory Analog Mixtape vol. one
11th of October: Screening of the Documentary in Theatre de Mus in Amsterdam
Final party: 13th of October the ‘Grand Finale’ at OT301
In the showcases the sound engineer, producer and illustrator will tell you all about how The Lullabye Factory Analog Mixtape. vol. One is established and the artistic choices that were made along the way. Alongside there will of course be live performances by the participating bands!
This interdisciplinary project is almost finished! Check out our Facebook page to keep up to date about the developments of The Lullabye Factory Analog Mixtape vol. One.