I suppose it had to happen. Welcome To 1979 Studio in Nashville is hosting a two day workshop on the process of recording a phonograph record. The event will begin with a tour of their all-analog studio and lacquer cutting room a well as the nearby United Record Pressing plant, followed an in-depth technical look at and demonstration of the lacquer cutting process. The second day will focus on a live recording session direct-to-disk with a band, cutting two sides of a 7″ single. Attendees will get a copy of the record (presumably a pressing, so it’ll arrive later).
It could be an interesting way to spend a weekend. The event is limited to 10 people, so get your reservation in early. Cost is $250. They also host a “Tape Camp” a few times a year, which, as the name suggests, is a weekend all about recording on tape, with an optional day devoted to analog recorder alignment and maintenance.