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)

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