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Beautiful Wood Records Created Using a Laser Cutter | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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Holy smokes, it works!

Forget vinyl – engineer Amanda Ghassaei has developed a technique for cutting records into wood! Using a Epilog 120 Watt Legend EXT laser cutter, she was able to create digital waveform files from MP3s, which she then converted into PDFs. She then used a laser cutter to follow the vector paths and etch about three minutes worth of music on each side of a wooden record.

Her first album features tracks from Radiohead and Joy Division:

but if it's from an MP3, isn't that defeating the purpose of sticking to analog?  not to nit pick but i'd like to find out if FLAC can be decoded in a similar fashion.

Perhaps it's a proof of concept more than the recommended way to record.

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