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SXSW 12: Make Records At Home With The Vinyl Recorder From

One of the parts of the South By Southwest Interactive show that we like the best is the trade show. It’s a spattering of apps, music companies, accessory companies and general technology. What’s even better is that South By Southwest also has international aisles so the wares of England, Canada, Germany, Asia, and Ireland can be featured at the festival.

While perusing the Germany aisle I found a company called Vinyl Recorder is a machine that makes actual vinyl records at home. All you need is their starter kit and a Technics 1200 turntable and you’re in business.

Forget USB turntables to get your record collection onto the computer. Now you can take  your favorite mp3 and other audio files and get them onto a record.

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Why would you want to do this? Well some serious audiophiles love the nostalgia of actual vinyl. Another use case is touring DJs that still spin vinyl. Now you can get those awesome remixes you created on the computer or in the studio onto actual vinyl to spin a set at your next club gig. I mean how cool is that?

Vinyl Recording comes with a price tag though. The starter kit itself is around $4,000 USD. But as one of the co-founders says in the video if you take care of it, the starter kit will last you a long time.

The Vinylrecorder T-560 will cut records on 5″, 7″, 10″ and 12″ blanks. They claim that its 100% scratching proved with no abrasion. The maximum volume is up to 12db and records can be recorded at 33, 45 and 78bpm.

As you can see from the record being cut in the video playback monitoring occurs during the recording process.

The T-560 starter set comes with
– Stereo cutterhead fuse with 1, 2A slow
– heated diamond stylus
– 19″ main unit with RIAA encoder, Groove Controller and stylus heating regulation
– mono microscope 40x
– Lamp 220v 40w

Plus enough blanks to get you going.

If you’re a hardcore audiophile or a true turntablist than this may be for you. For more information visit their website at


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