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Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Technology |

3D Printing: converting digital audio sounding vinyl on a plate

12-21-2012 6-21-54 PM

What we see in the pictures is the first play of music on vinyl through 3D printing . Ghassaei Amanda was the first person to give a very different use of what has been done so far by the technique: as a means to convert digital audio files into albums you can hear on a record player.

Ghassaei explains step by step through the web Instructables how to complete the process:

I have created a technique for converting digital audio files in vinyl 33rpm and I printed some working prototypes during the weekend. These vinyl sound on the turntable, with regular needles, at normal speeds, like any vinyl record. The audio files is very low resolution (as you can hear), as they have a sampling frequency of 11 kHz (a quarter of typical mp3 audio) and 5-6 bit resolution (mp3 audio is 16 bits).

For the production process used Debaser Pixies track demo as necessary to create a 33rpm vinyl. I ended up doing the same with several artists like New Order, Joy Division, Radiohead and Daft Punk.

As she explains, the final sound is pretty poor, although it is likely that this is not important right now. His idea was to get the digital audio playback recognizable through the art, and the work has been a success. As we have been telling for some time, we are only at the beginning of the range of possibilities that will offer 3D printing , a revolution.

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