[Awesome] Hear The First 3D Printed Records

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3D printing is something that is very new but has untold numbers of possibilities. However, since it’s still so new, a lot of kinks need to be worked out. A perfect example of this is in the video below, where Instructable assistant tech editor Amanda Ghassaei showed off several 3D printed records and what they sound like. Head on below to hear Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Daft Punk‘s “Around The World”, and more.

Because of the large file size that each song would take (for 3D purposes), only 60-seconds were used. A full song would take up an entire side of the record. Also, Ghassaei used an 11 Khz sampling rate, which is roughly 1/4 what a traditional MP3 sounds like. The deficiencies of the printer further cut off some high end. You can read more on the process and the finer details here.

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Source: Wired
  • Droolbear

    Perhaps she needs to print out a new needle that works better with the wider and deeper groves then the standard needle she’s using that works better with vinyl records?

    • JonathanBarkan

      Maybe she can 3D print one? ;)