The vinyl record is having a very weird moment right now where it’s hard to tell if it’s coming or going. While sales are up at a high not seen since the ‘80s, there’s still the issue of not enough record plants existing in the world to meet the demand, not to mention the recent bankruptcy of turntable and mixer manufacturer, Vestax.
If you’re an enthusiast of the wax, however, there’s now a new option for getting your music on the turntable – press it yourself.
For around $7,000 Australian, you can get a Desktop Record Cutter, and press all the vinyl you want in the comfort of your own home. According it its developers, the DRC uses “precision engineered technology for ease of use, [for new cutters], whilst allowing custom control, upgrades and modification for the experienced engineer.” That sounds like it’s going to be pretty easy to use, and a possible solution to the headache of dealing with traditional distributors and pressing plants.
For more information, you can check out the DRC’s Kickstarter page, where they’ve already tripled its goal, so this is definitely happening, and may end up being the answer that vinyl-loving musicians and producers have been hoping for.
[via Music Radar]