PO-80: This is a turntable that allows you to record homemade vinyl

PO-80: This is a turntable that allows you to record homemade vinyl

Teenage Engineering’s PO-80 turntable allows new audio to be recorded onto a vinyl record, which is unusual for turntables; So we can give our recording to someone in 100% analog format

The PO-80 is a turntable that also lets you record 5-inch vinyl at home
The PO-80 is a turntable that also lets you record 5-inch vinyl at home

Already sold out. The idea is original, to say the least, and has had a greater impact than expected. This is the idea of ​​teenage engineering, a firm dedicated to making extraordinary musical instruments. In this case, A turntable tray that also allows you to record your own vinyl.

Those who did not know about the prehistory of portable music, logically, in 2022, you can consider that if at the end of the last century it was already possible to record music on a blank CD (the name, by the way, is itself a brand of the era. ), and if earlier it was common to do so It could be done with a cassette, the same can be done with a vinyl record.

The PO-80 is a turntable that also lets you record 5-inch vinyl at home
The PO-80 is a turntable that also lets you record 5-inch vinyl at home

However, this is not the case, so it is news The PO-80 Record Factory is sold by Teenage Engineering: by $149 Access a A device that can mark grooves on blank vinyl This allows the music to be played on a different turntable later.

However, the manufacturers of these vinyl recorders caution that you should not expect the audio quality of a recording master, nor of commercial vinyl. It is explained from the beginning that this is a low-quality sound: monophonic, for 5-inch records (this is not a long piece, but a single), which Allows you to record 3 or 4 minutes per side, depending on whether it is recorded at 33 or 45 rpm. The site includes some test audio so that a potential customer can understand the limitations of the equipment. It even offers an online tool for “pre-mastering” recorded audio, optimizing it for proper playback by a turntable plectrum.

The PO-80 is a turntable that also lets you record 5-inch vinyl at home;  Has an analog audio input for recording sound
The PO-80 is a turntable that also lets you record 5-inch vinyl at home; Has an analog audio input for recording sound

The device has a Analog audio input Provide the audio that the PO-80 records: ideally it would be 100% vintage and give someone a recording of us singing and playing guitar, for example. The purchase of the recorder (which also doubles as a regular turntable) includes 6 blank vinyls ready for recording. 10 additional vinyl packs are $20.

Crazy, more so for this digital age in which In the past decade, vinyl has enjoyed a surprising resurgence. In the United States, it has 15 consecutive years of sales growth and is a billion dollar market. In Spain, this year it overtook CD for the first time since 1991, taking half of the physical music market (i.e. not digital). This validity also forced a review of the production of vinyl itself, which is very polluting; The strongest candidate for success is sugar-based bioplastics.

By the way: if you like vinyl, LA NACION publishes a collection of classics and new albums in this format.

Source: La Nacion

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