3D printed records by amanda ghassaei 3D printed records by amanda ghassaei
dec 21, 2012

3D printed records by amanda ghassaei

‘3D printed records’ by amanda ghassaei 

 

 

in an attempt to create a technique for converting digital audio files into 3D printable 33rpm records, designer amanda ghassaei has developed and printed functional prototypes that play on regular turntables, with regular needles, at regular speeds, just like any vinyl record. although the audio is rendered in low resolution, it has a sampling rate of 11kHz (a quarter of typical mp3 audio) and 5-6bit resolution (mp3 audio is 16 bit).

 

 

3D printed record video courtesy of amanda ghassaei

 

 

groove detail

 

 

record overview

  • a quarter of mp3 quality?? ok this can be a starting point but mp3 quality sound is not acceptable in most cases.

    pizzaface says:
  • Poor quality and certainly a needle-destroyer but still fun when people explore new materials/processes. Kudos on the music selections too.

    chris says:
  • @pizzaface, give it a few years and youll be printing your own records too

    munchen says:
  • Cool

    www.proje-yardim.com says:
  • 3d printing will start a really big revolution – the beginning of any technological revolution starts with disappointment looking alone at the technological expectation – but with a outstanding enthusiasm and a lot of fun ….

    thb says:
  • well, it sounds better than the ice record i heard about a few weeks ago

    psyOPs says:

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