Teenage Engineering’s PO-80 Record Factory both cuts and plays vinyl

Teenage Engineering is best known these days for its electronic music gear, but now it has the ability to create physical copies of those tunes. The Swedish brand has released a PO-80 Record Factory which, as the name suggests, allows you to cut and play vinyl records at home. The extra-cute orange and white design is part of the draw, but the real appeal is in the simplicity – all you have to do is plug an audio device into the 3.5mm jack and start recording.

You’re limited to monophonic sound, and you won’t cut more than a single with a B-side. The included 5″ blank discs (complete with sleeves) allow for around four minutes of audio per side at 33 rpm and three minutes at 45 rpm. There is an adapter for playing 7″ records, and all the power is supplied is via USB.

If the concept sounds a bit familiar, it should. Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki first explored the idea with a plate-cutting machine he built with magazine publisher Gakken. A friend of Teenage Engineering, Suzuki has teamed up with the company to create a new version with the “pocket operator mentality” and a revised design.

The Record Factory is available for $149. While this isn’t trivial, there’s not a lot of money to be spent if you want to produce tangible copies of your lo-fi music. Just be prepared to look elsewhere if you intend to release entire albums.

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