Memphis-based producer Jeff Powell talks about one of his favorite pieces of equipment: the lathe, or vinyl cutter, referencing how he learned to cut on the original lathe from Stax Records, the Memphis label home to artists like Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor, and others.
Sitting in his current work space at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, Powell also shares his optimism around the recent vinyl resurgence. "As long as they're buying turntables, people care," he says. "It's beautiful to me that they care about what is sounds like again. They're gonna make this investment, and they're gonna care about what the records sounds like. I'm very encouraged where vinyl is taking things."