It’s the vinyl countdown!

You know, folks, my birthday is coming up in a couple of months, and I just wanted to mention one thing that I’d like to put on my wishlist, tee hee:

From the site:

The VRX 2000 is a real time acetate cutting machine, allowing any audio source to be duplicated on to vinyl. Acetates allow DJ’s to play exclusive tracks that are not available in commercial quantities, or to record original music from a mastered format on to one off records.

Scratch DJ’s can record breaks and loops from other sources and prepare their set on to one record. In DJ “battles”, this enables quicker performance as the record will no longer need to be changed. Any audio source such as CD, MP3, tape or mini disc can be easily duplicated.

A vinyl burner! Serious DJ geek cred. The only thing that might be better than that would be to hook up my laptop to it at a club and sell the vinyls there on the spot. (h/t Attu)

6 thoughts on “It’s the vinyl countdown!

  1. Something like that is still in use? 😉
    I would need a machine to convert vinyls to mp3s instead.

  2. Hi Johanka! Long time no hear!

    This FAQ was pretty good and pretty thorough about the things to do to get vinyl onto MP3.

    But once on MP3, like any file, make sure it’s backed up. In the space of the last week, I’ve lost both my VAIO notebook’s hard drive and my 120GB external hard disk. Back up early and often, even if that backup is from MP3s back out to vinyl :-b

  3. hey doug,
    how much does this vinyl “burner” cost? Just asking to see what is the budget for your b’day gifts. ;o)

  4. From what I understand, those acetates degrade very, very quickly…like after only a few plays.

    Prince released an acetate once. I forget which song, but he sent something like a few hundred out to DJs. It’s gotta be his rarest legitimate collectible.

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