Archive for the ‘video’ Category

PS-F5 For Sale on UK eBay

Friday, February 10th, 2017

A few days left to go on this auction- serviced and ready to go. This is a demo video of actual player.

Here’s the eBay page link

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Pressing Matters in Jamaica

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Awesome five minute documentary about the current state of the once mighty vinyl industry in Jamaica and how the locals hope to resuscitate it.


From Vinyl Factory

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New Turntable- The (semi?) Portable Love

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Looks like this design might actually make it to production (unlike other vapourware such as the Linos). A Kickstarter campaign is promised soon and those interested can sign up for a notification email.

Interesting concept and looking forward to reading more about its details and some reviews.

Find out more at Coming Soon Tech

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Ahhhh Freak Out!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Check out this amazing turntable related art freakout!

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PS-F5 With A Problem

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Just spotted this video on YouTube:


The speed detection component has failed

Can anyone help? (If there is anyone with a unit for spares, let me know as I regularly get requests through this site.)

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Cuttin’ Vinyl

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

This has been doing the internet rounds lately.

(Read about the process of making this on Ishac’s site)


Then I saw a link to this:


Which predates the first by a long, long time!

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New PS-F5 YouTube Video

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Shonky quality, but good to see another one in use.

Interesting how the user inserts the records in their sleeves. Not sure if that’s really necessary, specially as he seems to pull them back out to see which way round he’s put the record in.


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New PS-F9 Video on YouTube

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

A happy new year to all. It was made especially happy for us here as our first child was born last week. Both mother and son are healthy and doing well.

As for the subject of portable Sony turntables- this video of a PS-F9 in action was posted to YouTube yesterday. Enjoy 🙂


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Turntable Animation

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Some clever animations made using the strobe effect gained by filming with the correct shutter speed under household lights which are strobing undetectably at 50 or 60hz (depending on where you live). This is the same principle as the red dots that are used as a speed guage on the outside of the platter of some turntables.


The illusion of movement with a record player.

Watch as hidden animations come alive by using a specific frame rate and shutter speeds of a camera and RPM of a record player.

To me this is one of the ultimate illusions.

Definition of Illusion: something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.

I used a Numark turntable set to 45 RPM and the camera was set to 24 FPS. The shutter speed was set to around 840. With that combination of settings a 30 frame animation would appear to stand still. I used the slider to increase / descrease rpms which caused the images to move foward or backward.

The sequence of the guy jumping on the blocks was the most difficult but turned out the best, in my opinion.

The images of the guy jumping is me. I recorded myself jumping in the living room then took 30 frames from that footage and traced the images in photoshop and filled with black. Then printed out the 30 images and cut each one out. I used 30 wooden blocks and glued them to a piece of construction paper then taped the images of the jumping guy to the clear sheet and aligned them with the blocks.

I also love the pac-man animation. It’s so simple but just has such a cool feel to see the mouth opening and closing.

brasspup on YouTube

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Columbia’s Portable Mixing Rig

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Recently spotted a Columbia GMX-3 mixer on eBay. A portable mixer from Japan which is designed to be used with a pair of GP-3 portable turntables. Interesting piece of kit, but from what I can find online the turntables are only mono although they do have pitch control and built in speaker. Each device runs on either 100/110VAC (with built in tranformer) or batteries.

Going on recent eBay prices it would cost over £350 (US$560) to buy a pair of turntables and a mixer.

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