The Player Record

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Year: 2020 | Sound Art Installation


The Player Record is a sound art installation that allows the user to perform with and modify the sounds of a vinyl disc in real time. It uses a Raspberry Pi and Arduino to capture the sounds of the disc and perform manipulations via several added knobs and switches, which are located along the left side and on the top plate. These knobs and switches can be used in conjunction with the tone arm or variable speed setting to give new musical life to any old vinyl. The sound is processed through the Pure Data open source visual programming language, making digital signal processing techniques such as reverb, Delay, FM synthesis, and looping possible.