DIY Device Cuts Records on CDs; Brings Recording Full Circle

By Jason Fitzpatrick on July 24th, 2012

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/24/12
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