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  • EZ Record Maker

    Collaboration with the Japanese publisher Gakken to create the EZ Record Maker. Designed with universal usability in mind, the compact unit has a simple interface and is able to cut blank vinyl discs and play them back instantly. This is the first time a record cutting machine has been readily available to purchase at a consumer level and is aimed at both the seasoned record collector, as well as those first venturing into the world of vinyl.

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    Consisting of a cutting arm as well as a playback tonearm, the machine is unique in its functionality. To cut a record, the user simply plays audio through the provided auxiliary cable or USB and then lifts the cutting arm onto a blank disc. Once the record is cut, users can instantly listen back to their recording through the tonearm and inbuilt speaker.

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    Yuri Suzuki and his team designed the machine’s concept and interface, while Gakken took on a technical and manufacturing role. The collaboration began almost five years ago, after initial discussions around creating accessible DIY instruments.

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