3D Printing a Crisp Sound on Vinyl: A New Phenomenon?

3D Printing a Crisp Sound on Vinyl: A New Phenomenon?

Frontman of the musical talent Bloc Party, Kele Okereke, has combined his passion for making music with the booming technology of 3D printing and created the world’s first full song to be 3D printed on a record. Okereke stumbled upon this idea while reading about Instructables software engineer Amanda Ghassaei using a Stratasys 3D printer at Autodesk’s Pier 9 makerspace in San Francisco to recreate Nirvana and Pixies songs.

The process is still a work in progress, it prints wider and deeper grooves than traditional vinyl records, limiting production to mono records at the moment. Take a listen and check out the potential of 3D printing music here:

Listen to the song here:

Okereke’s latest album, “Down boy”, was made in collaboration with artist Bobbie Gordon, and affiliated with the Barcardi Beginnings project, connecting musicians with the most recent technological trends. Proceeds will benefit Nordoff Robbins, a British music therapy charity.



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