Greater london Musician Turns CDs Into Playable Analog Records Using 1950s Recording Device

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London musician Aleksander Kolkowski has begun turning digital Compact disks into analog phonograph records using a Wilcox-Gay Recordette, a 1950s documenting device designed to cut grooves straight into vinyl records. The process scratches from the CD’s optical information, but makes a record that can be played back on a turntable. Kolkowski has used the procedure to create recordings in a live setting.

It is transforming a disposable media storage device made for cloned copying right into a one-of-a-kind cult object.


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