Product: Music Media
78 burner   (+5, -3)  [vote for, against]
Record 78 RPM records at 1248 RPM and play them on a wind up gramophone.

A 16x record recorder that takes an MP3 file for input, and gives you a 10-inch 78 for output. The whole MP3 file will be stored in 8MB of RAM, and then streamed to the record so that there will be no buffer underruns. They could sell the recorder with a newly made (in China) gramophone. Imagine hearing Commodore 64 or Nintendo music without electricity. Oh, and the discs will be PVC, not acetate or shellac.
-- Amishman35, Jan 20 2002

Rated Tops by PC Magazine - I've downloaded a few hundred albums - many of which originally were on 78 [thumbwax, Mar 09 2002]

Turnstyle Records
They have a 78 RPM dubplate service. I ordered one and it even came with some fibre needles. [Amishman35, May 04 2002]

I can see this catching on.
-- bristolz, Jan 20 2002

Let's use a plasma torch to etch the grooves in stone wheels. Then we can play them back by having a small dinosaur running counterplaywise on top of the wheel. Use a twig for a needle and stretched animal skin for the horn. Yabba dabba do.
-- phoenix, Jan 20 2002

Not good. I own an Edison [wax cylinder record] Phonograph and a home recording kit for the machine. I've tried something very much like your idea before, it dont work good one bit.
-- Mr_Thundercleese, Mar 09 2002

If your computer has a Wax Cylinder Drive, you can copy it using Adaptec Easy Wax Cylinder Copier.
-- thumbwax, Mar 09 2002

It should be possible to connect a 1930's pronograph recording machine to a computer's audio output and produce 78's that way. Would be sorta fun.

On a related note, what's the best place to find modern copies of songs previously released on 78rpm records? I bought a disk that contained a song I wanted, but it turned out to be a somewhat different arrangement.
-- supercat, Mar 09 2002

I like this. It will also, I hope, be a 'burner' worthy of the name. I envisage a laser being used to vaporise a groove in the PVC disk as it rotates.
I'm not sure whether the noise of dust and scratches should be added in software before the groove is burnt into the disk, or whether the disk should go through a dust and scratch process after being burnt.
It should also allow for a sound sample to be burnt on the playout groove at the middle of the record.
Seriously though - I think club DJs would like the ability to burn 12" singles from MP3s.
-- hippo, Mar 11 2002

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