14 Oct Phonocut is a vinyl recorder that allows you to make records at home
Phonocut is an analog vinyl lathe that gets absolutely anything on vinyl. It will be the first consumer device capable of making custom records immediately. Right from the comfort of your home.
The device cuts 10-inch vinyl records. Which can hold about 10 to 15 minutes of audio on each side. It comes with a companion app. Assisting you with formatting and song arrangement to best fit your music onto the two sides. But most importantly, the Phonocut is designed for simplicity. To explain, all you have to do is plug in an audio cable and press play.
Also, the machine works in real time. As the music plays, a diamond stylus etches the sound wave straight onto the surface of the vinyl. Yes that means you can put any audio you want on it. For example a custom playlist, your own productions, anything in fact. Then after a half hour of playback, you have a physical record ready. Pick it up, hold it, smell it and toss it on a turntable.
Above all, the Phonocut team is filled with experts from various fields of work. Specifically they are, Flo Kaufmann, Swiss inventor. Without doubt, the world’s leading record cutting expert. Secondly we have Swiss industrial design power house, Creaholic. Founded by SWATCH co-inventor Elmar Mock. Next we have DOC. Impossible Project founder and analog visionary, known for rescuing Polaroid film from oblivion in 2008. Kamran V, arts and music technologist and lastly David Bohnett, an internet entrepreneur.
Phonocut Home Vinyl Recorder will be available on Kickstarter as a limited pre-order starting at only €999. Lastly Head here for more information.