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The Vinyl Revival (Trailer)

The Vinyl Revival (Trailer)

Record stores are no longer an endangered species reports The Vinyl Revival, a doc about why the tables are turning again. Director Pip Piper explores the vinyl renaissance with industry pros, artists, record sellers, and the new generation of vinyl aficionados choosing needle drops over digital streams. DVD drops 4/10/20.

Mechanical Keyboard Sounds

Mechanical Keyboard Sounds

Virtually every word written on this website is composed on a clicky mechanical keyboard. If you love the sound of clicky keys too, then take a listen to Mechanical Keyboard Sounds: Recordings of Bespoke and Customized Mechanical Keyboards, an album by Taeha Types and Trunk Records, demonstrated here by LGR Blerbs.

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Dovetail Vinyl Storage Cabinets

Dovetail Vinyl Storage Cabinets

An elegant and substantive way to organize your vinyl record collection. Symbol Audio’s modular storage system features solid wood drawers with soft-close drawer slides, vegetable-tanned leather handles, and brass hardware. Each drawer holds up to 90 records. They can be configured with equipment shelves or open-top storage.

Phonocut Home Vinyl Recorder

Phonocut Home Vinyl Recorder

This desktop device aims to democratize the creation of vinyl records. The Phonocut is designed to carve grooves directly into a 10″ wax disk, allowing for the creation of custom records at home. It’s makers are hoping for a 2020 release and will start raising funds on Kickstarter 10/15/19 at 4:20pm LA time.

Ghostbusters x Mondo Soundtrack LP

Ghostbusters x Mondo Soundtrack LP

Mondo presents a limited edition one-time pressing of Elmer Bernstein’s original score from 1984’s Ghostbusters. The double album features awesome jacket and interior art by illustrator Paul Mann, and is pressed onto 180 Gram colored vinyl. Preorders start 10/2/19 on Mondotees.com.

The Truth About Vinyl Records

The Truth About Vinyl Records

Real Engineering explains the history of vinyl records, how they are made and how they work. In doing so, we learn that they are in no scientifically-demonstrable way superior to digital music. That said, the tangible and simple nature of vinyl still holds an appeal.

Car Wrap Time-Lapse

Car Wrap Time-Lapse

Want to change the color of your car without damaging the paint job? A vinyl wrap is the way to go. Here, we see an ordinary Volkswagen Golf transformed from factory blue to a cool metallic matte finish, courtesy of the car artists at Lithuanian wrap shop Autoapklijavimas.

Shattering a Record in Slow-Mo

Shattering a Record in Slow-Mo

A while back, The Slow Mo Guys spun a CD so fast that it shattered into thousands of pieces, resulting in a spectacular sight. Now they’re back to capture the same by spinning some vinyl records up to speed. We wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of that shrapnel.

Album Covers Extended

Album Covers Extended

(PG-13 Link) Artist Igor Lipchanskiy was curious to know what might be hidden off the edges of iconic album covers. It turns out that Igor himself is lurking in the wings with everyone from Jim Morrison to John and Yoko, offering some form of assistance or distraction.

Abnormal Grooves

Abnormal Grooves

While there’s little argument that digital audio provides a TECHNICALLY better experience than vinyl, the analog grooves of vinyl records do offer some interesting advantages over CDs and MP3s. Science teacher Steve Mould explains some of vinyl’s unique benefits.

Mondo Anomalisa Soundtrack LP

Mondo Anomalisa Soundtrack LP

(PG-13: Language) A vinyl record release of Anomalisa‘s soundtrack. Limited to 1,000 copies, its pop-up-style jacket recreates the hotel rooms in the movie. Note that the music does not hold up on its own, as it is more of a way to remember the film.

Tanner Goods Record Rack

Tanner Goods Record Rack

A portable record storage rack that provides easy access, and lets you display an album cover. It’s made from bent stainless wire with a semi-gloss powdercoat finish, and comes in two sizes: the small one holds up to 70 7″ records, while the big one stores up to 45 12″ records.

Seed Turntable

Seed Turntable

Old meets new in the Seed. This all-in-one audio system has a record player but can also stream music via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, aux and USB 3.0. It has two 1″ 15W tweeters and two 4″ 25W woofers. It also has RCA, S/PDIF and aux outputs.

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Vinyl Cleaner Cloth

Vinyl Cleaner Cloth

Keep your vinyl discs clean and dust-free with ATYPTK’s soft microfiber cloth that just happens to look like a record itself. Just don’t try and play this thing on your turntable, or you’ll need to buy a new needle.

Third Man’s Record Plant

Third Man’s Record Plant

The Vinyl Factory takes us inside Third Man Records‘ recently opened record-pressing plant, located in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. The facility combines efforts of man and machine to create unique vinyl discs and album covers, and helps preserve what was nearly a lost art.

Playing Records with Cash

Playing Records with Cash

England’s new Five Pound notes are made from a durable plastic polymer that makes them impossible to crumple, resistant to water and burning, harder to counterfeit, and as an added bonus, capable of playing records, as shown in this brief video clip.

Making Records

Making Records

Super Deluxe named their video series Stoned Mode,” as the clips they’re featuring are perfect viewing material for when you’re high. So smoke ’em if you’ve got em, and enjoy a fascinating look at how vinyl records are made.

Flintstones Record Player IRL

Flintstones Record Player IRL

While the proper way to play a record is with a needle, it turns out that other sharp objects will do the trick, if not quite as well. Michael Ridge puts some bird songs on his turntable, then played them with the beak from a seagull’s skull. The bird is the word.

Framed Vinyl Records

Framed Vinyl Records

Level Frames makes ready-to-hang 25.5” x 17.5” frames that contain actual vinyl records of classic albums, such as Dark Side of the Moon and Madvillainy. The album cover is shown in full while the record peeks out of its sleeve. Available in black or white maple frame.

The Universal Record

The Universal Record

Artist Jesse England created this rather silly device which, when placed on a turntable, uses vibrations to send music from a Bluetooth device through the needle of the record player – transforming any audio source into vinyl… ish.

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StickOut Car Decals

StickOut Car Decals

Add a personalized touch to your car with these easy-to-apply, non-permanent vinyl decals, adapted specifically to the shape of your vehicle. StickOut plans to offer a variety of designs by artists from around the world.

Vinylize Record Eyeglasses

Vinylize Record Eyeglasses

Hungary’s Tipton Eyeworks upcycles old vinyl records into stylish eyewear with a unique and “groovy” texture. Each is hand-assembled using laser-cut vinyl, and comes in a matching case made from an old 45.

Giveaway: MetalCore Door Decal

Giveaway: MetalCore Door Decal

Turn your room into a video game with one of these awesome vinyl door decals from our friends at Gadgets and Gear. Enter now to win your choice of airlock, armory, freight elevator or lab door designs. (Contest ends 8/25/13)

Blood Spatter Decals

Blood Spatter Decals

If Dexter Morgan is reading this, here’s the perfect thing for covering the walls of your dedicated kill room. These photo-decals are available in sizes up to 81″ x 116″, and as small as a gadget skin.

Suitcase Eyeballs

Suitcase Eyeballs

While we suppose it would be even better if you could give your suitcase googley eyes, MUJI’s eyeball stickers are less likely to get knocked off by typically inconsiderate baggage handlers.

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