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Perfect Groove for Vinyl Cutting

Scott Hull
Scott Hull
Owner of Masterdisk, NY
This diagnostic software is a game changer. You can see and test your cut specs before you waste a single blank disk. Better than meters - this software simulates the actual groove that would be cut by your lathe. Adjustable pass and fail points can be set for production and you can see at a glance - outside of the cutting room - what issues you will face at the lathe - and where they are physically on each side you process. A great time saving tool for every disk cutting facility.
Virtual Cutting Lathe

Diagnostic tool for

Cutting engineers

Who want to control the lathe cutting process, emulate the results upfront and save precious time by detecting issues early.

Mastering studios

Who look for a way to optimise and to prepare audio files for the master disc cutting process.


Who dream to fully control the way their music sounds on vinyl and want to preview the sound quality beforehand.

Main Features

Groove ControlGain full control of all parameters that define the groove and its layout on the record.
Virtual CuttingTransform your music into a virtual groove, just like a cutter head would cut into the lacquer.
Detect issuesGet a detailed analysis of groove and playback parameters and avoid distortion and skipping.

Watch a short introduction video

Analyse soundInspect the groove and playback parameters for every playhead position. Zoom in with a factor of up to 200 to see details.
Analog previewListen to a physical model of the interaction of virtual groove and playback stylus to analyze critical areas even deeper and preview the analog sound.
Export filesExport your project to be cut on an analog cutting lathe. Complete with cut-sheet and calibration data.

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Technical specifications:
  • Standalone Application for Windows and macOS
  • Supports Stereo WAV, AIFF and FLAC audio files with 44.1 kH, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz and 192 kHz sample rate
  • Supports embedded BWF Cue Markers
  • 32 bit floating point internal audio processing, 64 bit floating point physical model processing
  • Emulates Neumann VMS 80 Varigroove automatic pitch and groove control (other models coming soon)
  • iLok copy protection (free iLok Account required)
Payment options:

Minimum requirements:


  • Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit) or Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • 64-bit Intel® (Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended) or AMD multi-core processor.
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB or more recommended)


  • OS X 10.11.6 or later (macOS 11 or later recommended)
  • Apple silicon or 64-bit Intel® Core™ i5 Dual Core processor (Intel® Core™ i7 processor or faster recommended)
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
Note: While these are the minimum requirements to run Perfect Groove, you may need higher specifications in order to work most efficiently and handle large projects.