If you’ve ever wanted to create your own vinyl records, a new device aims to do just that. The Phonocut is a novel home vinyl recorder that lets enthusiasts make high-quality custom vinyl records with the push of a button.
A little larger than a turntable, it’s an analog lathe that uses a diamond stylus to cut 10-inch vinyl records—holds roughly 10 to 15 minutes of music per side—from a headphone input.
As you can imagine, the applications are limited by your imagination. You can use it to create your own compilations, or, if you’re a dance music or independent producer, it offers a convenient way to make limited runs for small labels.
The only real hitch is that it costs €999. That may seem like a lot, but it’s really not when you compare it to the cost of a professional pressing. Learn more here.