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Digital audio files converted into 3D-printable records | Gizmag.com

Digital audio files converted into 3D-printable records | Gizmag.com | Return of Vinyl | Scoop.it

Like many music lovers today, I have a huge digital library and even though I've now converted much of my vinyl collection to MP3, I still return to my racks often. I've not really considered the possibility of converting my MP3/OGG/FLAC files into 12-inch records ... until now. While exploring the limits of today's 3D-printing technology, digital music tinkerer Amanda Ghassaei has come up with a technique for converting digital audio files of virtually any format into 3D-printed, 33.3 RPM records that can be played on any ordinary turntable.

 

When playing a gorgeous slab of black vinyl, a stylus moves along a groove cut into the surface of the record spinning at a constant speed (33.3 RPM for albums and 45 RPM for singles). As the stylus hits tiny bumps along the groove, it vibrates to produce an audio signal. This is amplified and routed through speakers to get you up and dancing. The 3D-printed disc behaves in a similar fashion.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This is so fascinating. Here we have a technology of converting digital music, of any format, to a vinyl format. This is new to my knowledge and it's intriguing. Vinyl is definitely about the audio, but it's also about the experience. 

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Things That Make Vinyl Collectors Very Happy

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This is beautiful, and exactly how I feel. This video simply captures some of the greatest and most appealing features of vinyl and vinyl collecting/shopping/listening. There is something so REAL about it, so tangible; it is a process, and you are a part of it. Digital music is much more passive. 

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Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak reissued on vinyl for Universal ...

Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak reissued on vinyl for Universal ... | Return of Vinyl | Scoop.it
Kanye West's polarizing fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak, will soon be re-mastered and reissued on vinyl as part of a new reissue campaign from Uni.

Via Christian Golden
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This is fascinating because here is an album that was originally recorded for digital consumption, and is being re-issued in vinyl because of the demand for this medium. It is also interesting being that this album is not highly ranked for Kanye West, yet there is still this demand for vinyl. 

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Christian Golden's curator insight, October 13, 2013 9:39 PM

Vinyl's comeback is not only limited to albums that were originally released as vinyl LP's. Consumers are taking a particular interest in purchasing originally non-vinyl albums...in vinyl.

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Previously unreleased Stevie Wonder track gets first vinyl outing on new Motown 7″ box set

Previously unreleased Stevie Wonder track gets first vinyl outing on new Motown 7″ box set | Return of Vinyl | Scoop.it

The world’s rarest Motown 45 among 14 highly sought after tracks salvaged from the Motown cutting room floor for new 7×7″ box set. The latest collection culled from a seemingly endless well of Motown rarities, Universal Music Catalogue are set to release a deluxe new box set later this month bringing together 14 of the rarest and most sought after cuts to make it out of Berry Gordy’s hit factory. Collected across seven faithfully reproduced 45s, The Motown 7″s Box – Rare and Unreleased Vinyl will return many of the tracks to vinyl for the first time since their initial releases, pitching household names like Marvin Gaye and The Four Tops alongside collectors’ favourites Tammi Terrell and David Ruffin.

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Yes! This is fantastic. Here we are seeing previously unreleased Motown tracks released as vinyl, as they would have been when they were recorded. The original sound as intended. This is fantastic. 

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Vinyl Wrap Table & Audio-Inspired Pedals in Development

Vinyl Wrap Table & Audio-Inspired Pedals in Development | Return of Vinyl | Scoop.it
Matt Rivett, Alex Fiechter and Aurel Francois from the Local Motors Phoenix team discuss some potential products that were brought up at this weeks product development meeting.
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New developments in vinyl with the vinyl wrap table. Ten years ago, people would probably argue that vinyl was officially dead, and yet here we are with new ideas to continue and improve the life of vinyl records. 

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