Earlier this week, a device that would allow any MP3 to be played on a turntable came to our attention. But if you thought that was sort of cheating, Toronto record store Sonic Boom may have an even better solution. Andy March of Monotype Audio Disk Cutting (and also cassette label Craft Singles and local band Crosss) has set up a lathe record cutter in store and will create a 7-inch picture disc of absolutely anything you want.
The mono discs can hold up to seven minutes of audio per side and turn at 33 rpm. March is even able to add any image you want right onto the record. Single cuttings go for a measly $14.99 (about $12 USD), and March is willing to go up to orders of 50, with pricing varying by order size. The audio reportedly sounds great, and as you can see above, they look fantastic.
The cuttings occur live on the Sonic Boom floor from 10 a.m. to midnight Friday through Sunday. You can walk right in and place an order, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Single and small orders can be given to you in just minutes, though larger numbers will obviously take time. You don’t even have to be local to partake, as March says he’ll ship the records anywhere you want.
If you happen to be in the area, however, you can record your own song live right in the store. You just might even bring a tear to March’s eyes.