In our newest B-side, Video Game Grooves’ good buddy, good interviewer, and all-around good egg Thomas Quillfeldt spends a quality hour with Laced Records‘ frequent contributing audio engineer and vinyl mastering wizard Joe Caithness.

The two discuss Joe’s roots in audio work, the nature of vinyl mastering (how do you get two stereo tracks out of one needle, anyway?), the process of keeping those pesky contaminants off your records, and a little bit of his relationship with video games. Please enjoy!

Thanks to Tom and Joe! And, congratulations to Joe, his beautiful new bride, and his blushing new website.

@laced_records, @tquillfeldt, @joecaithness

Outro: “False God” – The Talos Principle, by Damjan Mravunac