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DIY Device Cuts Records on CDs; Brings Recording Full Circle

It’s not every day you see a Compact Disc played on a record player like an old vinyl album. Check out this interesting DIY album cutter that uses, of all things, CDs, to create analog albums.

Courtesy of YouTube user Serignson, this perculiar build involves a home made vinyl cutter that can cut music onto CDs. He writes:

This video shows the setting-up of a simple vinyl cutter. As a music/vinyl lover a real cutter was in my dreams but it was too expensive. This one has been made mainly from “trash” (old loudspeakers, hardware etc.). I used CDs as “blanks”. The black ones really resemble a real record! The second part of the movie contains the audio from these “records” played with a portable turntable. I apologise for low video/audio quality (I did it with a cheap camera and audio is taken by camera mic as it is played back by the portable turntable speaker) and for my barking dog.

We’ll totally forgive the audio quality and barking dog on account of how novel it is to see someone throw a CD on a record turn table.

[via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/24/12

Comments (2)

  1. Andre

    Wow, I am totally impressed by the ingenuity and the patience required for doing this. Keeping in mind the poor quality of the portable turntable, the disks sound really good. Practical? Not really but really ingenious.

  2. Paul

    Why? It’s clever, but seems like of useless.

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