Lathe cut sound quality
The Best quality lathe cuts, grooves so quiet they are good enough for Jazz and Classical music.
Embossed lathe cuts have been recorded on polycarbonate sheets of plastic for many years since the 1980's, most definitely, have earned a bad reputation since, because they were always embossed with a tungsten carbide stylus. Many have tried over the years different techniques to improve embossing, by using heat, Turtle wax, furniture polish, motor oil, DW40, But I don't use any of that, I emboss dry, and at room temperature and it works great. Lighter fluid should only be use for cleaning the disc before embossing, the peel-off protective film leaves a residue..
A lathe cut If recorded at a louder volume it will cause the record to skip randomly. The average level of a microgroove LP recorded at 33-1/3 rpm is the level I use for recording my lathe cuts.
Anti-skating should be adjusted for best results.