Jack White to Allow Fans to Record Themselves to Vinyl

Third Man Records Recording Booth to open on Record Store Day.

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Jack White has announced that he will be allowing fans to record themselves onto vinyl via a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-graph machine as part of Record Store Day. The booth, referred to as the Third Man Recording Booth, will be unveiled on Saturday, April 20th at Third Man records in Nashville, allowing fans to record up to 2 minutes of audio onto a 6" phonograph disc, NME reports. Jack White has issued the following statement via the Third Man Records website:

"In one of my final acts as Record Store Day ambassador, I encourage everyone who comes to the Third Man Record Store in Nashville to be able to hear themselves on a vinyl record, and maybe even mail it to someone they love."

"Actively venturing to your local record shop is one of those honors and privileges in this life that we just shouldn't take for granted. Certain beautiful experiences can only happen in the environment of a record store and I just thought that nothing could drive that point home more than a one-of-a-kind machine that lets you not only record your own vinyl record, but send it to anyone, anywhere in the world to share a song, poem, or private message with. I know those warm, scratchy tones send tingles up (and sometimes down) MY spine."

"Even if you aren't instrumentally inclined, you could hold up an iphone playing a song and sing along with the music and combine the best of all worlds tangible, digital, and romantic. And for those still skeptical or not sure if they're brave enough to do it, think of it this way; it's almost the same thing as illegally downloading an mp3 and emailing it to someone. Well ... Almost."

"Enjoy record store day everyone. i hope that you find that special song and someone makes you smile in the process."

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    This is actually really cool. Trivial, perhaps. But really cool nonetheless.
    This is one of the coolest things I've ever heard of for record store day. And this thing's been around since 1947
    Can Jack White be any more cool? The answer is none...none more cool.
    He'd be cooler if he hadnt shamelessly admitted to trying to "trick" Jimmy Page and "The Edge" into giving away all their guitar playing secrets. He's been a major douche in my book since I saw that movie.
    He was joking. Are you that gullible?
    Lots of people who are ass-holes dish out their crap and then say they were "Joking". It was a tasteless and disrespectful thing to say about Jimmy Page. Beyond that comment, I found his overall personal attitude towards life to be that of a nauseating self-absorbed crybaby who is not fit to be in the same movie as Jimmy Page.
    He never 'said' he was joking, it was obvious from the scene itself that he was joking
    I never said he said he was joking. He was revealing his sniveling irrelevance before perhaps the greatest guitar god of all time.
    Looks like I'm gonna have to make a second trip to his store. I went once and it's about the size of a closet but it's the coolest damn closet of all time.
    3D printing will soon make it possible for anyone to produce vinyls, much the same as 20 years ago CD-burners cost 3 grand and were the realm of elitists and rich people, anybody will be able to carve vinyls and act hipster-retro with lesser sound quality than the best that digital has to offer, soon as can be. Jack White is just being Mr Supercool, before that happens. Yeah vinyls sound natural but sorry, hi-res digital supersedes it in quality. (now downvote ten and a half billion times)