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Tag: Turntable

Drawing Apparatus Turns Turntables into Spirograph Robot

Drawing Apparatus Turns Turntables into Spirograph Robot
Turntables can certainly be used to make art – but I usually think of them as a tool for auditory creation, not visual so much. Not so in this project, which transformed a couple of ordinary turntables into a drawing machine.

Record Player Plays Wood, Not Vinyl

Record Player Plays Wood, Not Vinyl
There’s just something extremely romantic and cool about record players. I think it’s because there are a lot of romance movies out there that have the main character put on a record and play it at the onset of a particularly romantic and sweet scene.

ION Duo Deck Converts Both Vinyl and Cassettes to Digital

ION Duo Deck Converts Both Vinyl and Cassettes to Digital
We have seen plenty of the USB connected turntables over the years that can play your vinyl records and convert the track to digital files. The devices are perfect for the people that want their old school tunes on an iPod or other MP3 player.

Future Fossils: Relics from a Recent Past

Future Fossils: Relics from a Recent Past
Strangely enough, we’ve already featured two geeky examples of fossilized artwork. The first one featured robots, while the other one had rocky renditions of popular gadgets. Here’s a third from art and design studio Bughouse, featuring retro devices rendered in cement.

Analog Animated GIF Player: Old School Gets Even Older

Analog Animated GIF Player: Old School Gets Even Older
Despite the fact that the technology is ancient by digital standards, animated GIFs seem to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance. But beyond the thousands of pages of animated GIFs turning up these days on tumblr, there’s now a device which lets you view these primitive animated artworks without the need for a computer at all.

Sennheiser EcoVinyl Turntable Concept: Environment-Friendly Wiki Wiki

Sennheiser EcoVinyl Turntable Concept: Environment-Friendly Wiki Wiki
I don’t know where Fast Co. Design got this statistic, but apparently “only 10% of regular headphone consumers” know about the audio company Sennheiser. Industrial designer Matthew Lim thought of a way of helping the company boost it’s popularity, primarily with the 24- to 35-year old demographic.

Gemini FirstMix USB DJ Controller: Mix Tracks on the Cheap

Gemini FirstMix USB DJ Controller: Mix Tracks on the Cheap
I have seen a lot of DJ gear over the years, most of the stuff can run $1000 or more and it is aimed at the serious amateur or the pro DJ looking to get more action in the club.

Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable Rips Vinyl to Digital Tracks

Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable Rips Vinyl to Digital Tracks
I spent most of my younger years banned from touching my dad’s record player and collection of vinyl. I blame MTV for all the record scratching that was popular then for the death of my dad’s Thriller album.

Cobra-Matic: Retro Zenith Turntable Becomes Modern Pc [Casemod]

Cobra-Matic: Retro Zenith Turntable Becomes Modern Pc [Casemod]
What you’re looking at here isn’t just a vintage record player. It’s actually a fully-functional gaming PC. This old Bakelite Zenith record player has even had its turntable replaced with a visible DVD-ROM drive – which looks absolutely perfect with those Verbatim simulated vinyl CD-Rs.

Never-Ending Records: Don’T Disturb This Groove

Never-Ending Records: Don’T Disturb This Groove
When I think of how I might get a record to play continuously, I think back to my childhood and all those stupid square cut-out records you got inside MAD Magazine or on the back of a box of Super Sugar Crisp and had to tape a penny to in order to keep them from skipping.

Bughouse Scratch Dj Coffee Table Won’T Play Your Records

Bughouse Scratch Dj Coffee Table Won’T Play Your Records
Fancy yourself a DJ Hero? Looking for a new coffee table? I may have found the perfect thing for your living room. The Scratch DJ coffee table from Bughouse features a distressed image of a pair of turntables and a mixer under its glass top.

Teac Vpi Scoutmaster Ii Turntable Will Break Your Back and Your Bank Account

Teac Vpi Scoutmaster Ii Turntable Will Break Your Back and Your Bank Account
Weighing all of 48 lbs, VPI’s award winning Scoutmaster turntable is a literal heavyweight. But now it’s got a big brother, the TEAC VPI Scoutmaster II, with an aluminum block platter that weighs 19 lbs and a total weight of 53 lbs.

Dj Hero Due This Year With Turntable Controller

Dj Hero Due This Year With Turntable Controller
You know, I was just thinking that what I needed was another extra piece of hardware to go with my gaming consoles, because even with Balance Boards and fake plastic instruments, there are still a few square inches of space in my living room.

Zumreed Turntable Speaker for Pocket Sized Djs

Zumreed Turntable Speaker for Pocket Sized Djs
Here’s a fun little sound system you can connect to your portable media player. ZumReed’s Pocket DJ Speaker looks like a tiny little turntable. The mini speaker is small enough to carry on your keychain, hang from a briefcase, bookbag or purse strap.

Scratch Style: Tokidoki Turntable Watch

Scratch Style: Tokidoki Turntable Watch
Tokidoki has recently come out with a watch that looks like a turntable, and I’ll be the first to go on record as saying it looks fantastic. The Tokidoki watch is presented in a much more tongue-in-cheek rendering than this other turntable-lookin’ watch. 

Mixmeister Scratch: Dj Interface for iPhone / iPod Touch

Mixmeister Scratch: Dj Interface for iPhone / iPod Touch
Here’s a fun way to get satisfy your inner DJ. This little application for the iPhone and iPod Touch uses the multi-touch screen to let you “scratch” audio tracks just like a real turntable. MixMeister Scratch lets you choose from a bunch of digitized scratch sound effects, then lets you perform some turntable wizardry on any tune you’ve got loaded into your iPhone or iPod Touch.