Bloc Party’s Lead Singer To Release 3D Printed Record

/ 4 years ago


Amanda Ghassaei, a software engineer for DIY website Instructables came up with an idea, and the method for making records using 3D printing techniques. Sure the quality won’t be anything like a properly pressed vinyl record but the concept is sound and most certainly a lot of fun to try.

Kele Okereke, the lead singer for the band Bloc Party loved the idea so much that he will be using Amanda’s technique to 3D print records of a new song that is due for release next week. Amanda isn’t using any old 3D printer though, she’s using Stratasys 3D printers that are pretty high spec and have a much higher resolution than most consumer grade tech, unfortunately they’re not the sort of thing your average MakerBot can create.

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Using a special script that turns a music file into a record design she was able to 3D print a copy of Dabaser by Pixies, taking music piracy to a whole new level at the same time. She’s even experimented with laser cutters and created records out of wood, vinyl and even paper!

It is a great concept and while at this time it may not be entirely practical, or the best way to capture music, it is the first steps in creating something truly unique and it will only help expand on the possibilities of 3D printing in the near future.

Thank you Gigaom for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Gigaom.

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