Breakthrough: print your own LP's at home

Breakthrough: print your own LP's at home

Nostalgics everywhere, rejoice! Thanks to the new miracle of the 3D-printer, soon anybody can get their hands on LP’s. Just download a template of the internet, press “print” and presto: you have your very own LP.

Technological breakthrough: boost for vinyl?

The 3D-printer, which many expect to be the hype of 2013, is gradually becoming a part of our daily lives. Personalised cell phone covers have been around for longer, but now, for the very first time, an American woman has 3D-printed an LP.

 

In a detailed report on instructables.com Amanda Ghassaei shows step-by-step how she did it – and more importantly – how we can do it ourselves, as her article includes computer software and a few demos. Admittedly, the sound can still improve drastically… but as 3D-printers become more refined, this problem will resolve itself, says Ghassaei.

 

Record store business models

This new technology comes as a very unpleasant surprise to record store owners, who were just recovering a bit thanks to niche markets where vinyl has become increasingly more popular.

 

They will seriously have to reconsider their business model: will they cater to the new technology (e.g. by organising workshops or by selling templates for the printers) or do they surrender out of sheer fear for 3D-technology becoming another tool for music pirates? Or are we jumping ahead and will printing your own LP’s just be another flavour of the week? - (YVL)

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


Twelve-year sentence for Samsung's vice-president?

07/08/2017

Prosecutors in the Samsung corruption case have demanded a 12-year sentence for its former vice-president and de facto CEO of the South Korean company at the time, Jay Y. Lee, who has been charged with bribery and embezzlement.

Apple sales drop smaller than expected

02/08/2017

Apple has sold more iPhones in the third quarter of its fiscal year than it did last year, which was a surprisingly more positive feat than analysts had expected. Compared to the second quarter, there was further decline though.

Ceconomy (Media Markt) acquires quarter of Fnac Darty

26/07/2017

Ceconomy, Metro Group’s former consumer electronics division containing Media Markt and Saturn, acquired 24.3 % of Fnac Darty’s shares from the Pinault family.

 Blokker adds household appliance specialist AO.nl to Nextail

21/07/2017

Blokker Holding’s online organization, Nextail, will enter a strategic collaboration with online household appliance specialist AO.nl’s Dutch division.

Duo will lead Fnac Darty

17/07/2017

The Fnac Darty group is preparing for life after Alexandre Bompard, since its current CEO will start working for Carrefour tomorrow. He may actually be succeeded by a duo.

Samsung's new flagship yields record profit

07/07/2017

Korean technology company Samsung published record results for its past quarter thanks to its successful Galaxy S8 launch. The flagship product and an increased chip demand helped the company soar.

Back to top