You Make Your Own Records at Home Now

Record Straight to Vinyl With the Touch of a Button

By Hadley Tomicki ·

After mixtapes in the 80's... 

Compilation CDs in the 90's... 

And a new millennium full of playlists... 

Home-recording technology has finally caught up with the 70's.

Meaning, yes, you can finally make your own vinyl records at home.

With the Phonocut Home Vinyl Recorder, an ingenious device that allows you to record anything you want straight to vinyl, now shipping through Kickstarter.

It's a simple tabletop machine that looks like a record player. You put a blank record on the turntable, plug the machine into any audio source you have using a minijack, press the start button and record your music straight to the blank, turning it into a brand new LP.

This is useful in case you want to... 

Win a Grammy. Hey, no reason to shoot low. Especially now that you can hook this up to your home studio and record live sessions straight to wax. And legitimately tell people you're a producer at bars.

Go digital to vinyl. You've got digital files of one-off rarities and bizarre remixes that one can only find on the internet. But there are minds you'd like to blow at your next club date by putting it on vinyl. Ta-da. That's what this is for.

Make a mixed record. A playlist doesn't say "I love you." Not like putting together a mix then committing it to record for your favorite vinyl junkie to treasure.

You can even make vinyl straight from the radio.

As long as you remember what a radio is.

Hadley Tomicki

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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