Does he do any mastering prior to cutting?
If I was an engineer id want to make sure that either someone decent has mastered it or I master it before I cut it.
When the bass is in stereo it can fuck up the cutting needle which cost's a lot of money to replace.
Try to find some references, cheaper isn't always better.
Most experienced engineers won't except MP3s
cheers man - its not about doing it cheap - its about providing a good quality service ' at affordable price ' firstly makes its easy for people to get there works on vinyl with out cutting 300 at a time that cost you the world and u only end up sitting on loads and wasted money just to get a vinyl release ...
....we cut 1 to 100 max on runs - or just one offs .
ive been cutting records now for over a year half - over 3500' records cut with my very ears now ..easy over 7000 tracks mastered and put on vinyl.
my rep is build on word and mouth ' based on sound and quality of my work, nothing more .
yes sure ive invested a lot of money in out our studio and cutting suite - over the last 4 years building ' and training .
mass support for Pro industry DJ / producers - and the likes of Dj MAG support kinda says it all really.
i feel very lucky to built something that save's the life of Vinyl .....
yeah long live vinyl - Who said it was dead - page 131 dj mag
You should get proper price lists up etc. If you can afford to do them that cheap (and their good) then you'll clearly have more work than you can manage. Good luck with it and give us the heads up when you got the website up and running.