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."