Atmo Sfera Platterless Turntable Spins Vinyl in the Air

The record player of the future is here

Chicago’s Gramovox already defied gravity with their vertical Floating Record Player, and now Italian start-up Audio Deva offers their own “upside-down” take on a turntable. It eschews the basic design that has “remained the same for about a century.” The thinking goes, the heavier the platter and plinth, the more vibrations that can be absorbed and overall a more stable speed (Fern & Roby made …

Wesley & Kemp’s Record Easel

The new Detroit-based brand launches with a selection of lifestyle products made in Michigan

Freshly launched lifestyle company Wesley & Kemp shows off the spirit of Detroit and the Midwest, and incorporates collaborations with local artists and makers like Michigan’s Mercy Supply. The standout from Wesley & Kemp’s debut collection of thoughtfully designed goods has to be their patent-pending A-Frame Record Easel. Made in Michigan from powder-coated steel, the simple and clean stand displays album covers upright, offering visual …

Interview: Graham Dunning and the Mechanical Techno Machine

How the experimental sound artist improvises with his self-playing Frankenstein turntable

Multiple layers of modified records rotate on the turntable. Some of the vinyl has been sliced and bent, while others have little nuts and bolts drilled in or are covered in stickers to blank out certain sections. A ring standnormally used to clamp test tubes in laboratoriesholds a few contact mics. The tonearm is precariously held in place, tethered by a string leash. With every …