very odd looking turntable it mixes old school turntable with new type computer electronics and features a optical cartridge stylus.
For this project we wanted to merge several of the most crucial audio technology inventions from the previous century into a hybrid object. The inspiring technologies include the phonograph, optical sound on film, the amplified guitar, and the computer. Each represents a different approach to generating, transmitting and/or encoding vibrations, from the spatial through the electrical and optical to digital bits, and each with its own expressive leverages and characteristic morphologies. This project embodies a continuum of audio technology interaction from the most physical hands-on of the vibrating string, to the abstracted turntable control of pre-recorded data, to non-physical control data in optical and electronic form, and finally to the completely abstracted and malleable digital domain.