This Transforming Briefcase Turntable Is a Walkman For Your Records

Just because you prefer the warm, crackly sound of vinyl records to MP3s doesn't necessarily mean you also like being tethered to a home stereo whenever you want to listen to your record collection. So Pyle has created this portable turntable that transforms into a briefcase for easy transport, and also includes a… » 11/12/14 11:22am 11/12/14 11:22am

Just Play With the Blocks On These Turntables To Make Music

We've heard a lot about tangible interfaces for gadgets lately—but what about tangible interfaces for music? Per Holmquist, a Swedish designer, built just that: Beat Blox, a "turntable" that makes beats based on where you place tiny blocks on its face. » 9/03/14 6:03pm 9/03/14 6:03pm

This Tiny Audio Mixer Would Let You Turn Smartphones Into Turntables

Want to mix music in a hurry or on the go? You'll like the sound of Openmix, a teensy new audio mixing tool being developed right now. With it, you can connect your iPhone to a Walkman with a cassette of rare bongo concerts, or switch between your laptop and tablet. » 8/29/14 4:00pm 8/29/14 4:00pm

Watch these hamsters and mice have fun on a turntable

A Turntable Snowboard Brings the Party To the Slopes

The folks at Signal Snowboards like to experiment over the winter months with conceptual deck designs—sometimes they're practical, and sometimes they're downright crazy. And the company's latest creation, a snowboard with a built-in turntable, probably falls into that latter category. » 4/18/14 9:20am 4/18/14 9:20am

This Hypnotic Turntable's Glowing Platter Floats on Magnets

If you're a fan of the supposedly warmer, richer sound of vinyl, you owe it to yourself to outfit your sound system with gear that does your record collection justice. And as long as you're not scratching on the side, the turntables that McIntosh has been making for decades will do your analog music proud.… » 10/03/13 2:01pm 10/03/13 2:01pm

A Portable Sound System For Next Gen Itinerant DJs

If you're desperate to be scratching while you're on the move there's a new place to turn. GET IT? Ugh. Philips and Armin van Buuren just teamed up to release a new portable controller and sound system for iDevices. An updated version of other Philips releases, the M1X-DJ System has a lightning connector and… » 9/08/13 7:12pm 9/08/13 7:12pm

Pro-ject's Colorful Turntables Please Your Eyes and Your Ears

So you've decided to hop on the vinyl trend. You need a turntable. Pro-ject's candy hued Debut Carbon tables will appeal to both your eyes and your ears. » 3/29/13 5:20pm 3/29/13 5:20pm

The Portable iPhone Turntable Setup For Nomadic DJs

Pushing the limits of what can be considered an iPod/iPhone dock, Philips' FWP3200D is like an all-in-one DJ stage show with a pair of 5.25-inch subwoofers that glow and pulse to your music—and a set of digital turntables letting you mix and scratch your beats. » 8/01/12 9:20am 8/01/12 9:20am

Turn a Couple Of Old Turntables Into a Mesmerizing Spirograph Machine

If you despise the monotonous and repetitive motions needed to produce beautiful designs on a Spirograph, just do what student Robert Howsare did. For just $50 he turned a couple of old turntables into this Drawing Apparatus that does all the work for you. » 3/24/12 4:00pm 3/24/12 4:00pm

These Turntables Double as an Interactive Display

Modern DJs use setups that allow their vinyl turntables to control the digital music on their laptops. But instead of staring at a screen all night, this projector-enhanced setup turns their wheels of steel into an interactive display. » 2/23/12 10:20am 2/23/12 10:20am

This Turntable Probably Costs More than Anything in Your House and…

At $90,000 and 250 pounds, the Walker Reference Proscenium Black Diamond III turntable is not a purchase to be decided upon lightly. But those who can afford it look to Walker for some of the best audio equipment around. » 7/29/11 12:40pm 7/29/11 12:40pm

DJ Kittens Are Scratchmasters

Everyone has some dipshit friend who calls himself a DJ—and by DJ, he means guy who excitedly bounces around his laptop frantically shuffling through iTunes. But he's never dropped bombs like these deck-spinning cats. ERRAH ERRAH ERRAH *AIRHORN* » 7/15/11 11:41am 7/15/11 11:41am

I'd Almost Rather Just Look at This Wonderfully Designed Turntable

Turntable innovation may have plateaued many moons ago, but there's always room for design improvement. The Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie turntable, for example, is comprised of little more than the essential components it needs to function. But they're beautiful components. [Pro-Ject via Uncrate] » 6/24/11 9:29am 6/24/11 9:29am

The Keytar Has a Spiritual Successor and Its Name Is the Turntabletar


The not-so-cleverly-named turntabletar is something that should never be used IRL. Still, there's no denying its novelty. Two midi turntable controllers have been melded with a mixer and strapped to something resembling a guitar neck. But instead of fret bars and strings, the neck has a crossfader, which, of course,… » 5/21/11 9:00am 5/21/11 9:00am

Can You Believe This "Entry Level" Turntable Costs $28,400?

Personally, I think this turntable looks like a really poor attempt at making a cake look like a tree trunk candle, but apparently it's $28,400 worth of audiophilic record-playing quality. It's only Audio Consulting's entry-level model mind you—the mind boggles at the thought of what they'd price their high-end model… » 5/04/11 12:40pm 5/04/11 12:40pm

Old World Meets New World in This iPhone Turntable Box

As with any good analog gadget brought into the 21st century world (the Leica i9 and Slow Photography box being prime examples), this turntable iPhone dock will only encourage people to seek out ye olde hardware. I mean, we can't sit on the edges of our chairs, just waiting for these designers to bring their concepts… » 4/28/11 4:20am 4/28/11 4:20am

Strip a Record Player Down to the Bare Essentials

We don't need your 1200s any more, Technics—some twisted metal and plastic is all we want for a bare-bones record player. Inventor RD Silva identified the must-have components and threw away the rest, resulting in this minimal design. » 1/21/11 5:20am 1/21/11 5:20am

Amazingly, This Turntable Was Built From Motorcycle Parts

In a collaborative effort, Triumph Motorcycles and art students transformed motorcycle parts into everyday gadgets: like turntables, bowls, corkscrews, scales and even a hat stand. They're all so classically gorgeous and uniquely designed, it's amazing. Check them out: » 1/08/11 8:00pm 1/08/11 8:00pm

End Of an Era: Panasonic Kills Off Technics Turntables

If you've ever been a DJ, known a DJ, or listened to a DJ, there's a good chance you're familiar with Technics. Panasonic's analog turntables are legend among scratchers and spinners. And now they're gone. UPDATED: » 10/28/10 4:20pm 10/28/10 4:20pm