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



3D printed records by amanda ghassaei

groove detail



3D printed records by amanda ghassaei

record overview

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

  • 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 ….

  • Cool

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

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

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


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