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beginners lathe

By Q-Rosh on November 18, 2018 11:08 am

I have to explain the reason for this lofi-quality sounding piece of music. As I started in week 23 to develop the plan of beeing able to cut my own records, I constructed  an unsuccessful DIY-cutting record lathe.
To hold on to this idea, I was digging into the knowledge of the secret society of lathe trolls and waited to find an affordable record cutter on ebay. I found a 1945 Wilcox-gay recordio and expected a lot of work to fix it, if generally possible. With the help of the genius master m2K7, he could make it run again and after a few days practicing of cutting, I was able to hear my songs from the record player in the livingroom. YEAH!!!!!!!!
Here I recorded a few guitartracks this week for lofi-purpose and added the crickles and crackeles from my fireplace, because there were not enough coming from the record lathe.
I will record all my WB songs from 2014 to 2018 soon.

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November 19, 2018 1:28 am

Wait, this song is something you converted back to digital from your DIY vinyl? This sounds awesome all round! Good job!

November 19, 2018 1:44 pm

Nice. It starts off slow and gentle, but then rocks out like nothing else.

November 19, 2018 5:19 pm

too cool ... I love the aesthetic

November 19, 2018 9:44 pm

That is awesome that you are cutting your own vinyl!  Please post a video sometime of you doing this! 

Q-Rosh wrote:

added the crickles and crackeles from my fireplace, because there were not enough coming from the record lathe

omg

November 19, 2018 10:50 pm

This is wonderful, and the fact that you've cut your own vinyl in the process makes it even better.

November 20, 2018 2:46 am

In line with DeKooing's remark "inventing the harpsichord" — the fact that we have the harpsichord, and even the piano that superseded it, does not prevent the invention that brought it into being from being legitimately repeated.

November 20, 2018 2:47 am

Make that DeKooning. :0

November 25, 2018 1:49 pm

That is pretty amazing, I second the idea of making a video of the process!  Also really enjoyed this track, the fireplace sounds great and love the change in direction in the last 1/3, drums sound great.  I remember reading once that Portishead wanted a vinyl sampled sound, so they would record everything in a studio, press it too vinyl, weather the vinyl and then sample their own recordings off the vinyl to get the right sound.

November 25, 2018 7:30 pm
thawkins wrote:

Wait, this song is something you converted back to digital from your DIY vinyl? This sounds awesome all round! Good job!


yes, that was what I did. Thanks

orangedrink wrote:

That is awesome that you are cutting your own vinyl!  Please post a video sometime of you doing this! 

Q-Rosh wrote:

added the crickles and crackeles from my fireplace, because there were not enough coming from the record lathe

omg


Yes, next year I will cut my polycarbonat and post it on you tube. I will let you know.

Plantrain wrote:

This is wonderful, and the fact that you've cut your own vinyl in the process makes it even better.

Thank you. it is wonderful materializing the music.

Jim Wood wrote:

In line with DeKooing's remark "inventing the harpsichord" — the fact that we have the harpsichord, and even the piano that superseded it, does not prevent the invention that brought it into being from being legitimately repeated.

very very interestig to know more about DeKooning. Thank you.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

That is pretty amazing, I second the idea of making a video of the process!  Also really enjoyed this track, the fireplace sounds great and love the change in direction in the last 1/3, drums sound great.  I remember reading once that Portishead wanted a vinyl sampled sound, so they would record everything in a studio, press it too vinyl, weather the vinyl and then sample their own recordings off the vinyl to get the right sound.

I knew about portishead doing this. But here it is very very low-fi (cheaper as well) and that sound is actually very tasteful too. thank you for the compliments.

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