Vinyl records have been making a strong comeback to the music industry since 2006. The reasons are many, but they primarily break down into two: people’s resonance with collecting something tangible in order to establish a sense of “ownership”, and their perception that it sounds better.
Of course, as a DJ, there is also the tactility (being able to “feel” the music, especially as a turntablist) and the plain-old coolness factor.
The 3D printing revolution, while still in its infancy, is showing constant proofs-of-concept regarding the technology’s usefulness. It only makes sense that it would intersect with the vinyl resurgence. The first prototypes are already starting to pop-up.
But how do these first runs hold up on the practicality scale? Is this a novelty item, or the first step in yet again revolutionizing the distribution of music?