If somebody had a big empty room and a blank check (I don't, but what if) and wanted to figure out how to start from scratch ...
What would you need to start a 78 rpm music studio? Even without looking at it in terms of profitability or efficiency, does the equipment even exist anymore in good enough condition?
ARE there any 78 type studios anywhere these days?
Would it be possible to do set something up 100% in house?
It seems I read that Tom Waits put out a 78 that sounded like vinyl and not shellac?
How did Crumb put out his 78s in the 70's, on equipment that doesn't exist anymore? Equipment that's still set up somewhere? Does Bussard still have his equipment from Fonotone?
I've done a lot of recording on computer and to a degree in 'studios', but I have absolutely no idea whether this is an impossible task or something that wouldn't be all that hard in the long run.
I'm not sure I even know enough to ask the right questions, but maybe some folks here know something about it and could offer some insight?