Turntables are great for turning recorded art into something you can enjoy, but here's a rig that harnesses two turntables to create a kind of visual music.
Creating your own music mix from multiple records is a real art, especially when you have to deal with those pesky fragile needles. The Soundmachines turntables gets rid of all that fiddly stuff, replacing the needles with special light sensor cartridges.
The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver has delivered its usual array of outrageous audio gear, but this shockingly priced turntable would have to go pretty high on anyone's list.
Scratch DJs, or turntablists as they like to be known, thrive on the tactile interface of a vinyl record which they carefully spin and manipulate by hand to create their art. More recently people have come up with various way to control digital files as if they were records, but none seem quite a slick as this setup using two iPod Touches or iPhones.
Steampunk creations are usually very cool and trendy with their hip retro style, but here's a guy who seems to have taken the word "steampunk" a bit too literally, by building a steam powered turntable to play his punk LPs on.
Just days after Sony announced that the cassette Walkman is history, another all time icon of the audio world has been put out to pasture. After months of rumors and speculation, Panasonic officially announced the end of Technics SL-1200 production in a statement to the Tokyo Reporter.
Looking a bit like a miniature grand piano being played with a violin bow, the Horo WJE168 flies in the face of conventional thinking on turntable design. Still, Luigi Pasqualini's creation is certainly a head turner par excellence.
If you have more money than you know what to do with and think that philanthropy is for suckers, take a look at this: it's the UniSon MK II turntable by DaVinci Audio Labs. It's got a seriously stable drive...
True story: My friend and her 11-year-old daughter were browsing stoop sales (like garage sales, but on building stoops) in Brooklyn when they happened upon some old vinyl albums. When my friend's little girl asked what they were she said...
When archaeologists dig up the current layer of civilization a million years from now, they'll stumble upon anvil-heavy discs of silver and gold, delicate Lucite sculptures, strange materials juxtaposed with spindly arm-like tendrils — all sporting a wheel-like centerpiece. Were...