Yuri Suzuki has joined forces with cult electronics studio Teenage Engineering and Japanese educational toymaker Gakken to launch the PO-80 Record Factory.
A compact and portable record cutter designed to cut and playback 5" discs, the PO-80 plugs into any audio device and helps you cut your own record in an instant. Your recordings (as well as any other 7” vinyl played on the Record Factory), will playback with a warm, analogue sound quality.
The PO-80 Record Factory comes as a DIY kit with simple assembly instructions. It includes everything you need to create your records: a cutting arm with a stylus that engraves sound onto the 5” vinyl discs, a tonearm for playback, as well as paper sleeves and label stickers. A carry bag, record pack and cutter head are also available.
Yuri met Teenage Engineering ten years ago while he was working at their studio in Stockholm – from the beginning, they shared a passion for playful music gadgets.
After Yuri created the popular EZ Record maker with Gakken, Teenage Engineering and Yuri joined forces and created a new version, with the pocket operator mentality and an updated design.
The PO-80 Record Factory is available to purchase from Teenage Engineering now.